EFCC freezes 30 accounts, seizes 37 assets linked to ex-NSITF boss

Goodluck Jonathan

Thirty bank accounts linked to Ngozi Olojeme, the Deputy Chairman, Finance Committee of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation (GJCO) in the 2015 presidential election, has been frozen by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Mrs Ngozi Olojeme, former chairman of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF)

Mrs Ngozi Olojeme, former Managing Director of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF)

The seizures were sequel to investigations into allegations that Olojeme, who was the chairman of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) between 2009 and 2015 and other senior officials of the NSITF diverted $48 million (N68 billion).

An EFCC source disclosed that the commission had placed a post no debit order on 30 accounts traced to Olojeme.

“She has about 26 accounts with First Bank and four at Guaranty Trust Bank.

“The accounts have been frozen pending investigations,” the source said.

The freezing of Olojeme’s bank accounts is coming less than three months after the EFCC seized 37 properties traced to her.

The media report, citing a source at the anti-graft commission, has it that the cash looted in NSITF was evacuated under the guise of an award of contracts.

The source said: “We have frozen 30 accounts traced to Olojeme in some banks.

“But our detectives discovered that she is the kind of person who does not keep huge money in these accounts.

“In some of these accounts, there were funds ranging from N20 million to N30 million, which were insignificant compared to slush funds traced to her.

“Investigation confirmed that the cash looted in NSITF was evacuated under the guise of award of contracts.

“The contract sum will be paid to a company and her Account Officer will pick the raw cash and go to Bureaus De Change(BDCs).

“The Account Officer, who has made startling revelations was actually what our detectives termed ‘clearing and forwarding’ for her.

“When we confronted her with our findings, she refused to admit committing any infractions while in office.

“She refused to admit having been confident that all the slush funds were withdrawn in cash.

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“So far, she is ready to go through the rigours of trial.

“We are already seeking legal advice on whether or not she should be arraigned with other management staff of NSITF or be tried separately.

“Already, the EFCC has arraigned a former Managing Director of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Umar Munir Abubakar and four others for alleged diversion of N18billion out of the sum in question.

“The others are Deputy General Manager, Finance Henry Ekhasomi Sambo; General Manager, Legal Adebayo Adebowale Aderibigbe; Chief Richard U. Uche and Aderemi Adegboyega.”

The  list of some of the choice properties reportedly seized from Olojeme include:

1. Plot R/151(No. 30A) Kingsway Road, Old GRA, Enugu. Registered at Enugu Land Registry as No. 5 Page 5 in Volume 1659.

2. Parcel of land measuring 4833.241 Sq. Metres located at Uberi Bush along Mbiama Road, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State

3. Parcel of land located at Igbanadan Bush, Emeya 2 Town Ogbia LGA in Bayelsa State.

4. Properties located at 196, Melford Okilo Road, Amarata-Epie, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

5. Properties located at No. 25, Kainji Crescent, Off Lake Chad Crescent, Maitama , Abuja.

6.Property located at Plot No. 933 Cadastral Zone B01, Gudu District, Abuja.

7. All that piece/parcel of land with C of O No. DSTR 1227 and the properties therein also known Umuezeafada family land located at KM 9, Asaba-Benin Express Road, Asaba, Delta State.

8. Plot 124 Cadastral Zone A02 Wuse Known as No. 30, Tunis Street, Off Lusaka Street, Wuse Zone 6, Abuja

9. Plot 3115 Cadastral Zone A04 Asokoro, Abuja.

10. Plot 2271 Cadastral Zone E12 Orozo, Abuja.

11. All that piece of land with C of O No. DTSR638 and the properties therein also known as Plot 101, Phase 1, Block 1 Core Area, Asaba Delta State.

12. All that piece /parcel of land also known as Plot 1c, 3 and 4 Phase IV, Block 111 Core Area, Asaba, Delta State with C of O No. DTSR 1194.

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13. No. 20 DBS Road, Asaba, Delta State.

14. House/Flat 86, 11 Crescent, Kado Estate, Abuja.

15. All that Piece/parcel of land and properties therein located at Ogbe Onishe Village in Umagwu Quarters, Asaba, Oshimili South LGA of Delta State also known as Luxury Suites and Resort Hotel, located off Nnebisi Road, Asaba.

16. Properties located at No. 204 Nnebisi Road, Asaba beside STANBIC IBTC Bank.

17. All that piece or parcel of land and properties thereof located at Elibujor Layout, Opp DLA office, Asaba Oshimili South LGA of Delta State. NSITF office located at Asaba Benin Expressway by Nuel Ojay Junction, Asaba.

18. Plot Nos 29 and 31 of Umonyia Ejedeofor Family Layout Ibusa Road located along Benin-Asaba Expressway, Asaba, Delta State.

19. that piece/parcel of land with C of O No. DSTR 16326 and the properties therein also known as Plots 104 and 105, Block IV, Phase V, Core Area, Asaba, Delta.

20. All that piece/parcel of land with C of O, No. DSTR 55853 and the properties therein also known as Plot 34. Phase 111, Block IV, Core Area. Asaba, Delta State.

21. Properties located at No. 17, Ebenuwa Street, Off Nnebisi Road, Asaba, Delta State.

22. No. 3D Opolo, Old Commissioners Quarters, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

23.  All that piece/parcel of land also known as plots 7,8,11,12,15,16,19, 20,23, and 24 Phase IV, Block 111, Core Area, Asaba, Delta State with C of O No. DSTTR1194.

24. All that piece/parcel of land with C of O No. DSTR15303 and the properties therein also known as Plot No. 16 Central Spine Phase IV, Asaba, Oshimili South LGA of Delta State.

25. All that piece/parcel of land with C of O No. DSTR 16325 and the properties therein also known as Plots 109 and 110, Block IV, Phase V, Core Arae, Asaba Delta State.

26. All that piece/parcel of land with C of O No. DSTR 13807 and the properties therein measuring 80.532 hectares in Aboha-Ogwashi-Uku(Layout) at Aniocha LGA. Delta State.

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27. All that piece/parcel of land with C of O No. DSTR 15046 and the properties therein also known as Plots 96, 97, and 98 Layout Survey of Block 1, Bridge-Head, Asaba, Oshimili South LGA of Delta State measuring 6.684 hectares.

28. All that piece/parcel of land and the properties therein located at No. 42 Lawrence Road Akintola via Okpe Road, Sapele, Delta State measuring 1274.95 Square Meters and registered at Land Registry Asaba as No. 8 at page in Vol at 8.

29. All that piece/parcel of land and the properties therein located at Orugbe Bush, Emeyal 11 Town Ogbia LGA, Bayelsa measuring 3, 625.493 Square Metres.

30. All that piece/parcel of land and the properties therein located at No 6 Sir C.A. Aghara Drive off Okpanam Road by NNPC Filling Station, Asaba, Delta State.

31. All that piece/parcel of land and the properties therein located at Oduke, Off Uche Nwembu Road, off Asaba-Benin Expressway, Asaba Delta State.

32. All that piece/parcel of land and the properties therein located at No. 3, Ogwa Godspower Avenue, Oshimili LGA, Asaba, Delta State.

33. All that piece/parcel of land and the properties therein located No. 11 Chiweta Street, off Ezenie Avenue, Asaba, Delta State.

35. All that piece/parcel of land and the properties therein located at James Odeta Street, Oshimili South LGA, Asaba, Delta State.

36. All that piece/parcel of land and the properties therein located at No. 8, Thomas Chukwunike Street, Oshimili South LGA, Asaba, Delta State.

37. All that piece/parcel of land and the properties therein located at No. 11 Mokolo Close, Off Summit Road, therein located at No. 8, Thomas Chukwunike Street, Oshimili.

Her media aide, Stanley Imoko, said in a statement that Olejeme got to know about the allegation against her when she was declared wanted by EFCC for alleged diversion of several billions of Naira by her and the management.

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