*SAN acquires mansion seized from pension suspect?
*Who sold court exhibits?
As the House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, was inaugurating a panel to investigate the appearance, reinstatement and disappearance of Mr Abdulrasheed Maina this reporter was getting a mouth gaping complaint against Maina from one of the victims of his actions while serving as the chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT).
The complainant who said, “I developed heart problems while in Kuje prison because of this case. I am very sick as I speak to you. All the properties Maina and his team seized from me and my colleagues which were handed over to the EFCC have been shared by lawyers, senators, judges, EFCC chiefs, their families and friends. At the end of the day, we are being persecuted.”
The former senior civil servant pleaded not to be named. He said, “I am afraid of the new pension cabal. They can come after me and kill me. I don’t want to die now. One of them (A Senator) got N500million each from six of us so that we would not be prosecuted. For over six years the prosecution is still on. He is enjoying what he stole from us while we are facing persecution because this is no more prosecution.”
He added that one of my houses, a duplex, located at N0 25 Amodu Musa Crescent, Jabi-Abuja which was seized by Maina’s PRTT has been sold to Senator Lado Danmarki (Katsina).
One of us, Mrs Uzoamaka, has been helped to ease out of the country after “the new cabal” milked her so dry. They have virtually collected all she acquired from the pension sector in the name of prosecution. She is on exile in America.
He added, “go and get the list of the 222 houses seized from us (pension suspects) less than 1% of the houses remain. Many of the houses have been dashed out or returned to some fortunate ones amongst us or given to their friends. Maina deserved what he is going through now because that time we begged him in the name of God, he refused. God is punishing him for not having mercy on us.”
Some of the seized properties by the PRTT: 15 of the 45 properties which were ordered forfeited on interim basis by court belongs to Esai Dangabar, 11 to Mrs. Veronica Onyegbula, six to Mr. Inuwa Wada, five belongs to Abubakar Kigo and four each to John Yusuf and Mr. Zira.
According to the court order, “all the bank accounts currently being operated and maintained by Inuwa Wada at Keystone and Zenith Bank, all totalling 11 in number were temporarily frozen until the determination of the charge Number FCT/Cr/64/2012.
Similarly, all the bank accounts operated and maintained by Esai Dangabar, Atiku A. Kigo and Veronica Onyegbula in the following banks: EcoBank, FCMB, Access Bank, Sky Bank, Fortis Micro Finance Bank, Aso Savings, GTB, Mainstreet Bank and Wema Bank were temporarily frozen pending the hearing and determination of all the said criminal charge No. FCT/64/2012 presently pending before the court.
For the judge who collected N25million from me and refused to play his own role, I leave him to God. The most painful of my properties collected from me include the ones in my village and about four in Maitama. He mentioned a particular address where the chambers of a very prominent Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) is sitting.
Checks by www.gongnews.net showed that the law firm of the prominent Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) was either a gift because of his closeness to EFCC chiefs or it was bought (from who?). Those who know claimed that the lawyer purchased the building for N1billion from a prominent oil magnate. Question on our radar is, the house in question is supposed to be an exhibit, how come it is occupied by a law firm? The house is worth N2.2billion but was sold for N1billion
Checks confirmed the assertions of our source. The 15 properties belonging to Mr. Esai Dangabbar are: Block of 3 Bedrooms flats at Gwarinpa (6 units), along EFAB Estate, Life camp; a Block of 3 Bedrooms flats (6 units) at Mabushi District, beside Ministry of Works; Estate of 4 Bedroom Duplexes (16 units) Behind Wuye Modern Market, Abuja; a mini estate at No.19, Ukpabi Asika Street, Asokoro, Abuja; 12 Units of 2 bedroom flats at 1, Waziri Ibrahim Crescent, Gudu District, Abuja; 5 Bedroom Duplexes at 1, Waziri Ibrahim Crescent, Gudu District, Abuja; 4 Bedroom Bungalows at 1, Waziri Ibrahim Crescent, Gudu District, Abuja; 2 Bedroom flat at Zone C, Apo Resettlement, layout.
Others are: 5 Blocks of One bedroom flats at Zone C, Apo Resettlement layout, Abuja; Twin duplex of 5 bedroom & 3 rooms, 33, ML Wushishi BQ 1 Crescent, Utako, Abuja; 2 Blocks of 3 Bedroom flats, Area 3, Former NYSC Office, Abuja; 2 Bedroom, Area 2, Abuja, Behind Shopping, Complex, 3 Bedroom flats, 2 Goran village, along Adi Farms Ltd, Abuja-Keffi road, 180,000 Liters Storage Facility on a Land of about 5,000sqm, with Office Building, Workshop and 20 Loading Bay 1 Suleja, Niger State.
The 11 properties belonging to Mrs. Veronica Onyegbula are: 4 Bedroom Duplex at No.3, Andorra Street, Sun City, Galadimawa, Abuja; Building Housing Ulover International Resources Ltd, Kechis Bottling Company, Plot 140 – 142 Ehinmiri Housing Estate, Umuahia, Abia State; Building (6 Bedroom Duplex), Housing Somadok, 14, Ola Adeshile Street, Ajao Estate, Oshodi-Isolo, Lagos; Large Plot of Land for International Primary & Secondary School, Ehinmiri Housing Estate, Phase 2, Umuahia, Abia State; A Mansion with a BQ at Umugbalu Village, Oboro, Ikwuano LGA, Abia State. Others are Two Storey Building with shops and flats at No.l03, Ozuitem, Street, Enugu Road Amuziukwu, Umuahia, Abia State; 1, two storey building with shops and flats at No. l04, Ozuitem Street, Enugu Road Amuziukwu, Umuahia, Abia State; two storey building of Six flats at Ukaegbu Street, Aba, Abia State; Student Hostels at Michael Okpara University of Agric, Umudike, Oboro, Ikwuano LGA, Abia State; 3 Bedroom Duplex at No.1, Tola Adewumi Street, Off. Folarin Hospital, Maryland; 3 bedrooms Duplex at No.2, Tola Adewumi Street, Off Folarin Hospital, Maryland.
The six properties belonging to Mr. Inuwa Wada are: 4 Bedroom Duplex at Block B4, Finance Quarters, Wuye Abuja; A House at Gwale, Kano; a house at Filling Mushe, Gwale LG, Kano; A Duplex at Saudauna Crescent, Nassarawa Kano; a Duplex at Dorayi Karshen Waya, Behind Old BUK, Kano; A House at Unguwa Uku, Kano.
The five properties belonging to Mr. Kigo are a 3 bedroom bungalow at 18 Uruguay Street, Panasonic Estate, Wuse 2; a 4 bedroom duplex at Gudu new layout, Abuja; a 4 bedroom duplex at 35, Lake Chad Crescent, Maitama, Abuja; a 4 bedroom duplex at FHA, Gwarinpa new Extension beside COCIN church and an International Secondary and Primary School (under construction) at Kuje Abuja.
The four properties belonging to Zira are; Concept College London, Gwarinpa, Close to Eco Bank, Abuja; Block of flats at FCDA Quarters, Phase II, Block J, Flat 1 & 2 Garki, Abuja; Hotel (aka Habila Hasike’s Hotel) Beside Yasekule Primary School, On the same Street with Michika LG Secretariat, Adamawa State; A House at No.36, Malamre Wark, Jimeta, Yola, Adamawa State.
While John Yusuf’s properties in Gombe and Abuja are: Hotel (Under Construction, finishing level) behind Gombe State investment Property Company Housing Estate, Gombe State; three Bedroom Semi Detached Bungalow at UU1, A&B, Sunny Homes, Dakwo District, Abuja; three Bedroom Semi Detached Bungalow at U20, A&B, Sunny Homes, Dakwo District, Abuja.
True to talk, of the 25 of the listed properties listed above, only two seems to be “unoccupied.” How did these houses got “taken over” while the matters involving the same houses (exhibits) are still before different courts of competent jurisdiction?
Who did these? Assuming these properties were sold, where are the proceeds? Or is this a case of showing that our courts are just useless that exhibits of cases in court were just re-appropriated?