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EFCC Arrests Jonathan’s Ally, George Turnah Over Looted N2b NDDC Fund

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By Philips Sunday

Rivers, (AN24) – Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday, March 14, arrested Alabh George Turnah, an ally of former President Goodluck Jonathan, for allegedly pocketing over N2 billion suspected to have been siphoned from the account of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC).
According to the EFCC, Mr. Turnah, who served as the Special Adviser on Youths to the erstwhile Managing Director of the NDDC, Mr. Dan Abia, allegedly committed the offence between 2012 and 2015.

Turnah’s arrest is coming a week after the officials of the anti-graft agency raided his home in Kolo community in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa State.

Confirming Turnah’s arrest on Tuesday, the Head of Media and Publicity in the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said his arrest was in connection with documents obtained from the suspect’s mansion and bank statements showing illegal inflow of over N2 billion.

Wilson said, “Turner was arrested in Port Harcourt, Rivers State in connection with alleged possession of funds running into N2 billion, suspected to be funds siphoned from the NDDC while serving there as an Adviser.

“Preliminary investigations by the EFCC threw up deposits made in his personal and company bank accounts in excess of N2 billion.

“A search conducted in his houses in Port Harcourt and Yenogoa, yielded useful documents.

“Turnah has made useful statements to the EFCC and will be arraigned as soon as investigations are concluded,” Wilson added.

Meanwhile, Alabh George Turnah, holds a national honour of member Order of the Niger(MON).

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