Friday, 14 April 2017

Over N13 billion EFCC found in Ikoyi apartment not mine, says ‘sacked NNPC boss’

Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue, the embattled former Managing Director of the NNPC Retail, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, on Thursday denied that the stacks of dollars and other local and foreign currencies uncovered in a Lagos apartment on Tuesday belonged to her.
READ: $50m Found By #EFCC in Lagos owned by sacked NNPC MD, Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue
Mrs. Nnamdi-Ogbue, who was sent on compulsory retirement on Wednesday following the N14 billion missing petrol scandal involving Capital Oil & Gas Limited, gave the denial through her lawyer, Emeka Etiaba, of the law firm of Emeka Etiaba & Co.
In her disclaimer circulated on Thursday to media houses, Mr. Etiaba dissociated his client with the uncovered cash.
“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,” the law firm said.

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