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Abuja Prisons Accountant Arrested For Money Laundering.. See Her Fleet Of Cars & Mansion

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Abuja Prisons Accountant Arrested For Money Laundering.. See Her Fleet Of Cars & Mansion

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May 8, 2014 – Abuja Prisons Accountant Arrested For Money Laundering.. See Her Fleet Of Cars & Mansion

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a popular Abuja socialite who is also a top official of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Dr (Mrs) Imaobong Akon Esu-Nte. The suspect, a Grade Level 14 Officer with the Federal Ministry of Finance seconded to the Nigerian Prison Service as Head, Capital Accounts, was picked up Tuesday May 6 by operatives of the anti graft agency. And for several hours, she was grilled by investigators over allegations bordering on corruption, abuse of office and money laundering.

EFCC officials said they received tip-off regarding the suspect’s lifestyle which was inconsistent with her position as a public servant on a monthly salary of N121, 460 ($751).

The suspect owns several exotic cars and properties scattered over the (Federal Capital Territory) Abuja. Among her properties is a palatial mansion, a duplex with two-bedroom Boys Quarters at Sun City Estate, Abuja and another duplex at Karu Extension, Abuja, which is nearing completion.

Three luxury automobiles were recovered from her at the time of arrest. They include a Mercedes Benz ML 350 4matic wagon, Mercedes Benz GL 500 SUV and a Toyota Sienna.

EFCC sources said Imaobong’s arrest was triggered by intelligence report on suspicious inflow of huge funds into her account with a new generation bank.

Close scrutiny of the account by investigators literally opened a can of worms, as it came to light that the suspect is the promoter and signatory to the accounts of three companies: Abasiaga Global Resources Limited, Abasiono Nigeria Limited and Ememima Global Ventures Limited, the companies were established after she was posted to the Nigerian Prison Service and all the directors are her children (Dr. Etsu Daniel, Eme Faith and Uwen David).

She is also the owner of two other companies- Darima Properties and ID Petroleum

Sources revealed that several cash and cheque deposit into the accounts of these companies and the personal account of Imaobong in Zenith and Access bank could not be justified. The accounts of her companies are said to have recorded an inflow of not less than N200million between 2009 and now.

Another startling discovery by investigators for which the suspect has failed to provide an explanation, is the nearly N60million she paid in various tranches into the account of Redeem Christian Church of God, a prominent pentecostal church in Karu, a suburb of Abuja. ‘There are instances in which she paid N5m, N7m and N6m into the church’s account. Obviously this cannot be tithe an EFCC investigator told SaharaReporters.

She must explain the source of the funds and the purpose for which the payments were made”, one of the investigators who pleaded not to be named because he was not authorized to speak on the matter said.

Equally shocking, is the discovery of five names that consistently (on monthly basis) paid money into the private accounts of Imaobong at Zenith and Access bank since she arrived at the Nigerian Prisons Service as Head, Capital Accounts.

At press time, the socialite was still facing interrogators, unable to explain her sudden wealth. Sources informed SaharaReporters that she told her interrogators that she made her money doing contracts, contrary to provisions of the public service rule that forbids a serving officer to establish companies or prospect for contracts.

Spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren while confirming the arrest warned public officers engaged in corrupt practices to desist or risk the wrath of the law. He said the agency was determined to ensure that officers who abuse their positions for self enrichment are brought to book.

He equally pleaded with the members of the public to stop celebrating corruption by asking questions when it is obvious that the lifestyle of certain persons can not be supported by their known sources of income.

Check out her fleet of cars and mansions below:

 

[Reported By Sahara Reporter]

17 Comments

17 Comments

  1. Pretty Joyce

    May 8, 2014 at 4:33 AM

    If she can’t account for the true sources of her wealth, she is better off in jail
    She will be a scapegoat for others like her

  2. Sir John

    May 8, 2014 at 4:46 AM

    She is not alone in this corrupt activities. Top senior civil servants at Federsl, State, and Local Government levels are heavily involved in similar corrupt and fraudulent practices. The root cause is our society that worship money irrespective of the source. The destruction of Nigeria will not come from armed rebellion, neither from tribalism or religious /political differences. Nigeria will be destroyed by corruption.

    • villy

      May 8, 2014 at 7:38 AM

      her cup is full thank GOD.may the same thing happens to all those that ate with her,in jail.

    • villy

      May 8, 2014 at 7:39 AM

      holy words

    • Doctor Kay

      May 8, 2014 at 8:31 AM

      The EFCC should allow the poor woman alone and look the corupt government and incompitent security officers that refused to fish out our chibok girls.

  3. obinna

    May 8, 2014 at 6:48 AM

    EFCC is more corrupt than the woman.

  4. Dan

    May 8, 2014 at 7:30 AM

    Auction off everything and put if back in prisons accounts for improvements.

  5. red

    May 8, 2014 at 9:22 AM

    Nigeria is very rich,but her richness is in the hands of selected faces and body,if she has all this to her name,think of what her boss is sitting on,the boss of her boss till we get to the top,by the time it gets to the poor masses,we will be left with coins from their heavy overflowing pocket.I wonder what topic other head of states in developed and less corrupt state will pick about us today while having their dinner as light talk.
    we need to invest a lot in lie dictator devices and position them in various banks and offices.Nigeria a place where everything is possible.we fought and freed ourselves from the white men and slavery only to enslaved ourselves in the hands of our brothers,sisters and fathers who happen to be black and not white and treat us worst than what the white masters did,Thank God for development and technology that blew it’s whistles and always expose them.This is one of those stories that makes me wish i didn’t log in to read it and pack up.

  6. Gistyinka Blog

    May 8, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Corruption is Nigeria.. Whoa am speechless

  7. TAIWO MAJEKODUNMI

    May 8, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    this is too much for you woman vanity upon vanity all is vanity

  8. overcomer

    May 8, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    who wan carry last? she worst than her past counterpart Like Mrs aviatiön,cos if she can do dis at dis level wat happen wen she becom minister. Pls let no one judge her yet cos if na ur mama she go do wors.

  9. agbaye

    May 8, 2014 at 12:51 PM

    what a man can do…………..

  10. Gbemisola David

    May 8, 2014 at 2:12 PM

    Na wa o.all this for one person God dey o.

  11. nakedtruth

    May 8, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    i want to be rich,pls allow her be stupid efcc,how did you expect her to live on a salary scale of 120k per month with a family and kids. abeg allow the woman enjoy he yahoo jor…stupid antigraft agency shit.

  12. Msaybaby1

    May 9, 2014 at 7:33 PM

    Hmmmm oroyi so sini lenu obuyo si, it is well o

  13. Bumi

    May 12, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    she will be better off in jail. how can a common prison assistant have all of this. this is what will call embeslement. monkey the walk baboo dey chop.

  14. Olotu-Eto

    May 16, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    One stone at a time. She needs to be dealt with accordingly so other will see. Her monkey don go market and now, hin no fit come back. Everyone be theft, person weh get caught be barawo.

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