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Recovered Money: House Doesn’t Belong to Mrs Nnamdi-Ogbue


Counsel to Mrs. Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue, Emeka Etiaba (SAN) has faulted claims by some media houses that the house in which various sums of money were recovered on Wednesday by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, belongs to Mrs Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue.
In a statement on Thursday, Etiaba said news making the round that the belongs to Mrs Nnamdi-Ogbue was far from the truth.
He said: “Our attention has been drawn to the news making the round in the media to the effect that the large sums of money to wit: $38,000,000.00 (Thirty-Eight Million Dollars),N23,000,000.00 (Twenty-Three Million Naira) and £27,000.00 (Twenty-Seven Thousand Pounds) uncovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) from an apartment in Osborne Towers, Osborne Road, Ikoyi Lagos, Lagos State belong to her.”
Etiaba said to put the record straight, he wished to inform the public “that the said sums of money and/or the apartment where the sums of money were found do not belong to our client.
“Our client is as shocked as many other Nigerians at the uncovering and recovery of the said sums of money and wishes to salute the courage and efforts of the EFCC in the war against corruption.
“She also wishes to commend the whistle blowing policy introduced by the Federal Government in the fight against corruption which policy has resulted in large scale uncovering and recovery of monies and assets.
“It is our client’s belief that the source and ownership of the said uncovered sums of money is known or eventually will be known by the EFCC in due course. There is therefore no need for conjecture or speculation.
“May we finally implore the News Media to be more circumspect in their publications”, he added.

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