EFCC Re-arraigns ex-NDDC MD’s Aide, Others for N2.9 Billion Fraud

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EFCC Re-arraigns ex-NDDC MD’s Aide, Others for N2.9 Billion Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has rearraigned George Turnah, a former Special Adviser to an ex-Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Dan Abia, for N2.9billion fraud.

A statement by EFCC’s spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, said Mr Turnah was re-arragined alongside two others and nine firms before Mohammed Turaki of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Friday.

The defendants were re-arraigned on amended 23 counts of obtaining money by false pretence, money laundering and abuse of office involving about N2,894, 500,000.

Mr Turnah’s co- defendants, according to the statement, include, Ebis Orubebe and Uzorgor Silas Chidiebere.

The companies charged along with them are, El- Godams Global Services Ltd., Turnoil and Gas Nigeria Ltd., Kolo Creek Petroleum Development Ltd., Celtic Pride Consult and Events Ltd., Yenagoa Mall Ltd., the Incorporated Trustees of Concerned Niger Delta Initiative, Akara Boro Marine Services Ltd., Sugarland Integrated Farms Nig. Ltd and Geohan Telecommunications Nig. Ltd.

FULL STATEMENT

The Port Harcourt Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on January 22, 2021 re- arraigned George Turnah, former Special Adviser to Dan Abia, erstwhile managing director of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, and two others alongside nine companies, before Justice Mohammed Turaki of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The defendants were re-arraigned on amended twenty-three count charge bordering on obtaining money by false pretense, money laundering and abuse of office to the tune of N2,894, 500,000( Two Billion, Eight Hundred and Ninety-four Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira).

The co- defendants with Turnah are: Ebis Orubebe and Uzorgor Silas Chidiebere. They were arraigned alongside El- Godams Global Services Ltd., Turnoil and Gas Nigeria Ltd., Kolo Creek Petroleum Development Ltd., Celtic Pride Consult and Events Ltd., Yenagoa Mall Ltd., the Incorporated Trustees of Concerned Niger Delta Initiative., Akara Boro Marine Services Ltd., Sugarland Integrated Farms Nig. Ltd and Geohan Telecommunications Nig. Ltd.

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