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EFCC declares Jonathan’s relative wanted for N1bn fraud

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has declared wanted, Jonathan’s relative,  Jennifer Turnah, on the grounds of money laundery.

30-year-old Turner, is the wife of George Turnah, the godson to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The EFCC in a statement accused the Bayelsa State indigene of assisting her husband to syphoning over N1bn via some shell accounts.

The ant graft agency revealed that Turnah was a signatory to many of the accounts and had persistently refused to honour the EFCC’s invitations.

The statement reads in part, “The public is hereby notified that Jennifer Timinipre Turnah whose photograph appears below, is wanted by the EFCC in a case of criminal conspiracy, money laundering and stealing to the tune of N1bn.

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“The suspect, who is the wife of George Turnah, a former special assistant to an ex-Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, is a signatory to some of the companies her husband allegedly used to launder monies meant for youth development.

“Bank accounts of the shell companies – Celtic Pride Global Services Limited, West Oak Multi Concepts Limited, Eliben Educational Centre Limited, Cinco Ranch Hotels and Apartments Nigeria Limited and Dubai Stores and Supermarket Nigeria Limited – were used to launder the stolen funds.

“The suspect has refused to honour repeated invitations from the commission and is currently on the run.”

The commission asked “Nigerians to report to the nearest EFCC office if she is sighted.”

In the meantime, the EFCC has confiscated a duplex, located at Citec Estate, Gwarinpa, Abuja, belonging to George Turnah.

Although the EFCC had yet to evaluate the cost of the property,  Punch reported that such property is valued at between N70m to N100m.

The commission is currently still tracking Turnah’s remaining properties.

 

Ibukun Josephine Bankole was a Senior Associate at Naija News. A Mass Communication graduate, Ibukun is passionate about journalism especially in the areas of health and child related issues. She loves eating beans, singing, acting and giving motivational speeches. Ibukun is meticulous and has a positive approach to life. Contact me via twitter/Instagram @ibukunbankole_