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Richard Mofe Damijo, RMD In N50 Million Fraud Scandal In Delta State

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Nov 30, 2012 – Richard Mofe Damijo, RMD In Fraud Scandal; Allegedly Embezzles N50 Million In Delta State

Reknown Nigerian actor Richard Mofe Damijo aka RMD who recently turned politician is currently battling a messy fraud scandal in Delta state where he is now the Commissioner of Culture and Tourism.

He was accused to have embezzled N50 Million that belongs to the ministry in partnership with Philo Nkem Ajufo, the General Manager of Delta State’s Tourism Board.

According to Sahara Reporter, 2 staff of Delta State culture ministry said an ex-commissioner in the Ministry had earlier requested for N50 million to organize the “Delta State Expo 2007.” However, the state government was unable to release the funds that particular year to sponsor the yearly event.

By some bizarre twist, the funds were finally released to the ministry’s tourism account in May, 2012.

As soon as the money arrived, the commissioner said that the ministry could no longer hold the event since six years had elapsed,” said a source within the ministry. “The Honorable Commissioners also argued that Deltans would have forgotten about the event – and therefore the money should not be used for the purpose it was released.”

However, our reporter obtained documents from the Delta State Ministry of Finance stipulating that the N50 million must be spent on the event for which the Culture Ministry applied for it. The warrant was signed by one P.O. Evuojapha on behalf of the state’s Commissioner of Finance. The warrant indicated that N35 million of the funds was to go to the Tourism Board.

Our sources disclosed that RMD connived to issue a check of N35 million in the name of Ms. Ajufo who reportedly deposited the sum into her First Bank private account number 3006131619. “Mrs. Ajufo and RMD then shared the money,” one of our sources asserted.

Another government source said, “It is very obvious that the manner the check was issued in the name of the board GM instead of in the name of the board was fraudulent. It portrays an element of fraud.”

Several of our sources depicted Ms. Ajufo as somebody versed in the art of warming up to top politicians in the state and getting her way.

Two sources said Ms. Ajufo used her share of the looted funds to start off a twin duplex building located at No.6 Dunkwu Crescent in Asaba, the state capital. The building is behind Junior Staff quarters and near a Redeemed Christian Church. One source said Ms. Ajufo started the project in June, 2012.

Surprisingly, a source close to Ms. Ajufo told SaharaReporters that the head of the tourism board had denied receiving any of the embezzled funds. “She accused Mr. Mofe Damijo of carting away the whole sum of N50 million even when her account was used to commit the fraud,” said the source.

Meanwhile, Ms. Ajufo’s staff have reportedly lost all patience with her manner of running the board. “The acting GM is very, very corrupt,” said a staffer. “As we talk, apart from her official car, the Tourism Board cannot boast of a single functional car. All the board’s cars are grounded. And in this era of technology, there is no single working computer apart from one in her office – which she doesn’t use. Her office is entitled to N1 million subventions every month, but as soon as the money comes the commissioner and the GM share most of it. The left over is never properly used by the GM.”

When a reporter sent a text to Ms. Ajufo, the embattled GM wrote back, “Please, speak with the Honorable Commissioner for Culture and Tourism. Thank you.”

Contacted by phone, Mr. Damijo denied all the allegations, insisting that no such money was released to his ministry at any time. “That matter is a dead matter,” he said. “There was no N50 million released to my ministry.” I run the Ministry with people, the Permanent Secretary and other directors.” (Source: Sahara Reporter)

Naija Politicians! We Hail Thee……



  1. Oganah Sophia Oge

    November 30, 2012 at 5:22 AM

    U all re criminals

  2. Okenwa Emeka I.C

    November 30, 2012 at 7:55 AM

    The Delta state government should set up a committee urgently dat will look into this matter with immediate effect.

    • Anyi

      November 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM

      Dubious politicians.. Na so dem be

  3. yonfatimah

    November 30, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Rmd why tarnish your image, when you are doing these what will you teach your children as a father? Or as an actor or role model what will you teach your viewers? you are the people worsting our country you should be evicted from the post and also freeze your bank account you are a disgrace to the people and our country as a home

  4. Mascot Ukeekwe

    November 30, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    RMD u are my role model, I love u as an actor, I'm one of your greatest fans, when I heard u are now in Delter state government as a politician I took a deep breath of relieve thinking that the good people that will liberate Nigerian politics has come into politics, in fact I was only waiting for u to come out as a presidential candidate any time in any political party in Nigeria I will be the first to campaign for u free of charge because that was the height I was praying for u to get to, why! RMD why! why do u allow this evil ms. Ajufo to influence u this much see where it have landed u.though I still pray for u so that u will be vindicated any how because u are in for it bi..g time, may God help u sir.

  5. Sehinde

    December 1, 2012 at 5:07 PM

    It’s not a suprise.he’s no more an actor but a nigerian politician…it’s their usual style

  6. Franklin

    December 1, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    F*** all of y’all. Thieves looking for the opportunity.. Even u RMD!!

  7. Mary T.

    December 1, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    I have known mrs ajufo since first edition of delta state tourism expo 2006 then she was on an acting capacity as GM… Then, RMD was jus a boy boy looking 4 how to get into politics in then ibori regime…. Everything said by staffs of tourism board is correct, mrs ajufo is a thief, she understands the political terrain in the state… But, unfortunately RMD actor turn politician his an opportunist that eats a alone & shall surely die alone. RMD has some scores to settle wit linda ikeji his internet co fraudster ,now 50m lingerin within ajufo’ a/c. Pls EFCC should arrest them both so they can go spend some time in jail.!

  8. Obembe Olusola

    December 2, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    RMD too bad. You are too goog to do that.

  9. ese-9ice

    December 5, 2012 at 3:14 PM


  10. Olufemi Richard

    February 27, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    All Nigerians are thieves, if anyone gets to that position he or she will definitely loot from the treasury. We all have that habit of stealing and fraudulent activities, everybody in this country are all thieves.

  11. No Place for my dream

    May 6, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    RMD. I de vex for u. but very well said @Olufemi all Nigerian’s are thieves

  12. deepee

    December 4, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    RMD,dnt mind al dere trash comment,it’s nigeria money,we are al entitle to it,more pple av done many things even more worst than dat,carry go jooorh

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