Former Imo State Governor, Mr. Ikedi Ohakim who is being interrogated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) may be in fresh trouble as the anti-graft agency says he paid for a property he is currently living in Asokoro District in Abuja with cash of $2,900,000 (equivalent of N270 million) in 1 day. This was disclosed at the resumption of proceedings in the trial of Ohakim before Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Abuja Federal High Court.
Giving a blow-by-blow account of how the former governor made the cash payment for Plot No. 1098 Cadastral Zone A04, Asokoro District aka No.60, Kwame Nkrumah Street, Asokoro, prosecution witness Ishaya Dauda tendered statements already volunteered by the suspects in the matter. At the hearing, Dauda said investigation into the alleged offence began in 2010 after the commission received petitions coupled with intelligence reports.
Giving further evidence, Dauda said, “Working on the intelligence reports at our disposal, after the accused person had declared his assets, it was discovered that there was no banking transaction for the purchase of the property. We found out that only cash payment was made in respect of the property. So, we took the accused person to the property. When we brought him back to our office, we asked him who owns the property and he said he rented the property through one Abu Sule, Managing Director, Tweeenex Consociate H.D. Limited.”