The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has launched a manhunt for Mr. George Turnah, popularly known as the godson to former President Goodluck Jonathan. EFCC operatives reportedly stormed the country home of Turnah located at Kolo Creek, Ogbia local government area in Bayelsa State with fully-armed mobile policemen and soldiers. They were said to have arrived the courtyard at about 5pm on Friday and painstakingly searched various buildings and rooms in the premises till about 10pm.
Though there was no indication. that money was recovered from the house, the team were said to have carted away cheque books and financial documents. It was learnt the 33-year-old Turnah fled his multi-billion naira Kolo Creek Villa built with a gold-plated fence and gate along the Ogbia town road few minutes before arrival of the EFCC. His whereabouts were unknown with all his telephone numbers switched off. A source told THE NATION that, “It was a scary sight because many mobile policemen and soldiers were involved in the operation.
“They took over the premises and the road and conducted thorough search each room. They broke some doors and used keys to open others. They carted away cheque books and other financial documents. But I am not aware that money was recovered from the house. Our master left the house a few minutes before they came”. Turnah, who graduated from the Law Faculty of the Niger Delta University (NDU) in 2009, was linked to Jonathan when he founded the Jonathan Youth Vanguard popularly called Joy 2011, a platform he used to mobilise support for Jonathan.