By Teddy Nwanunobi
Abuja (Sundiata Post) — The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday, accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of turning the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) into an entertainment agency for Nigerians.
The PDP’s statement on its Twitter account, @OfficialPDPNig, came on the heels of the anti-graft agency’s discovery of huge sums of monies in different currencies totalling up to N13 billion.
But the EFCC, however failed to mention the owners of the monies and the apartment in Ikoyi, Lagos State in which they were discovered from, last week.
According to the EFCC, the sums of $43.4 million, N23.2 million and £27,000 were uncovered from No 16 Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos State.
The PDP recalled that there had been previous seizures by the EFCC without known owners.
Describing the actions as “most unfortunate and embarrassing”, the PDP charged the EFCC to tell Nigerians, who own all the funds that were allegedly discovered in the Kaduna Airport and Lagos State.
“The anti-corruption fight under the APC govt has become comedy. The EFCC now discovers funds in apartments and offices that have no owners.
“It is preposterous to imagine that the last four seizures coincidentally have no known owners. This is most unfortunate and embarrassing.
“Who are the owners of N49m at Kaduna Airport, N448m at LEGICO Mall, N250m in Balogun Market and $43.4m, N23.2m & £27,000 in Osborne Road?
“The anti-graft agency must therefore tell Nigerians who owns all the funds allegedly discovered in Kaduna airport and Lagos state.
“The APC led EFCC has refused to disclose the true identity(s) of owners of Flat 7A & 7B in Osborne road, where the money was discovered.
“The PDP administration established the EFCC to fight corruption effectively & efficiently and not to entertain Nigerians.
“The EFCC must also tell Nigerians the total amount they have recovered in the last 2 years & provide verifiable accounts of recovered funds,” it wrote on it Twitter account.
The Sundiata Post reports that the Osborne Towers has 22 flats, which were allegedly sold for N250 million, each.
Meanwhile, unconfirmed reports claim that the flats are occupied as follows:
Flat 1A – Fola Adeola.
Flat 1B – Peter Obi.
Flat 2A – Ahmed Kida.
Flat 2B – Ahmed Kida.
Flat 3A – Kayode Sonaike.
Flat 3B – Sterling Assets.
Flats 4A & 4B – Leo Stan Ekeh.
Flat 5A – Sterling Bank.
Flat 5B – Damian Dodo, SAN.
Flat 6A – Mo Abudu.
Flat 6B – Career Terminal and Logistics Ltd.
Flat 7A – Mr. and Mrs. Edo-Osagie.
Flat 7B – Chobe Ventures Limited.
Flat 8A – Chikki Foods.
Flat 8B – Mr. Balogun.
Flat 9A – Damian Dodo, SAN.
Flat 9B – Alhaji Tukur.
Flats 10 A & B – Ahmed Mu’azu.
Flats 11 A & B – Ahmed Mu’azu.
Sahara Reporters reports that Chobe Ventures is being promoted by Mrs. Folashade Oke, who is said to be the wife of the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Prof. Oke.