Court Strip Ex-Enugu Governor of Billion Dollar Assets

Court Strip Ex-Enugu Governor of Billion Dollar Assets

Former Enugu State Governor, Chimaroke Nnamani, has been ordered to forfeiture assets worth billions of dollars to the federal government.

Court Strip Ex-Enugu Governor of Billion Dollar Assets
Chimaroke Nnamani (Former governor of Enugu state)

According to a Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday, the assets ordered to be forfeited by Nnamani are undeveloped properties and transmission equipment of Rainbownet Limited; assets of Cosmo 105.5FM, and 22 duplexes at Ebeano Estate (now Fidelity Estate).

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Others are Rainbownet’s shares in Zenith Bank and Guarantee Trust Bank, with a combined account balance of N4.6million; as well as monies in its bank accounts worth about N34.8million.

The balances are in different accounts with GTBank (N313,700); Sterling Bank (N986,958); Ecobank (N24.5million); First City Monument Bank (N3.8million) and Zenith Bank (N761,156).

Others are properties of Hill Gate Investment Limited/Cuena Phones Limited which include: Plot Number H12, H13, H14, H15, H21`, H116, H188, Plot 10, Plot H11, Plot H16, Plot H17, Plot H18, Plot 19, Plot H20, Plot H49, Plot H50, Plot H117, CP/4 (HCR2), CP5 (HCR2) CP/6(HCR2) CP/7 (HCR2) CP/8.

Nnamani became Senator after serving as governor between 1999 and 2007, was charged to court by the EFCC along with his former aide, Sunday Anyaogu, and six firms for money laundering.

Recently, a witness in the trial of Tahir Abdullahi Garba, a chief accountant in the pension office of the head of service of the federation told Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court in Abuja that a number of fraudulent payments were made into the accused person’s account from the pension account.


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