Surprise as NDLEA Finds N20bn in Top Lagos Socialite’s 103 Bank Accounts, Takes Strong Decision

Surprise as NDLEA Finds N20bn in Top Lagos Socialite’s 103 Bank Accounts, Takes Strong Decision

  • The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has made a huge discovery in the polity regarding 103 bank accounts
  • This is as the agency found N20bn lodged in the 103 bank accounts belonging to a businessman currently held in the Ikoyi Custodial Centre for drug dealing
  • The suspect was identified by the drug agency as a top Lagos socialite and businessman, Mallinson Ukatu

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has confiscated N20bn lodged in 103 bank accounts belonging to Lagos socialite and businessman, Mallinson Ukatu, who is being held in Ikoyi Custodial Centre for drug dealing.

The drug agency has also filed 23-count charges against the socialite and his six companies, before the Federal High Court, Abuja, The Punch reported.

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), N20 billion, 103 bank accounts, drug baron, Lagos state, Mallinson Ukatu
NDLEA finds N20bn in Mallinson Ukatu's 103 bank accounts. Photo credit: Afam Mallinson Emmanuel Ukatu
Source: Twitter

The charges were signed by the director, prosecution and legal services, J. Sunday, J. Obi, Bridget Viasimah, J. Aernan and the Prosecuting Counsel, Mike Kassa, on behalf of the Attorney-General of the Federation.

NDLEA seized Ukatu's 25 properties

Meanwhile, the drug agency had earlier obtained an interim seizure of 25 properties belonging to Ukatu who was arrested for allegedly importing tramadol valued at N3bn into the country.

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The businessman was also alleged to have laundered $260, 268.25 in Access Bank Plc’s account no. 0076058733 belonging to NISPO Porcelain Company Limited between January 1, 2017 and October 14, 2021.

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Sowore made this revelation during a Twitter Space hosted by The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The topic of the discussion which was titled ‘Canabis: health or wealth' was on whether canabis should be legalised or not.

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In another report, Alison-Madueke is being tried in absentia as she is currently out of Nigeria.

In December 2020, the EFCC said it was intensifying efforts to ensure the former petroleum minister was extradited back to the country to face her trial.

As of the time of this report, the commission has been unable to get Alison-Madueke extradited to the country.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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