List of Nigerians who occupy Osborne Towers Ikoyi where over N13billion was found by EFCC
Investigations into the real owners of $43.4 million found in Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos State continues as names of Nigerian politicians and other financial heavyweights emerged Wednesday.
Already, it has been discovered that a former Peoples Democratic Party chairman, Ahmed Muazu, owns the edifice which has turned to hard currencies embassy.
The building, which is located at 16 Osborne Road in Ikoyi, has nine floors of 19 Apartments and two penthouses.
Muazu who retained for himself the penthouses, 10A and B; as well as Apartments 11A and 11B.
According to the ownership list obtained by an on-line news media Sahara Reporters, owners of apartments in the building include:
1A – Former Guaranty Trust Bank chairman, Fola Adeola
1B – Former Anambra Governor, Peter Obi and his wife
2A – Ahmed Kida
2B – Ahmed Kida but apartment occupied by Esther Ogbue (a recently retired MD of NNPC)
3A – Kayode Sonaike
3B – Sterling Bank
4A and 4B – Leo Stan Ekeh
5A – Sterling Bank
5B – Damian Dodo, SAN
6A – Mo Abudu
6B – Career Terminal and Logistics Ltd.
7A – Mr. and Mrs. Edo-Osagie (Daughter of PDP Chieftain Anthony Anenih and her husband)
7B – Chobe Ventures Limited (Controlled by Folashade Oke, wife of DG, NIA) apartment where $50m was found by EFCC)
8A – Chikki Foods
8B – Mr. Balogun
9A – Damian Dodo, SAN
9B – Alhaji Tukur
10 A & B – Ahmed Muazu
11 A & B – Ahmed Muazu.
Magu shift base to Lagos
Reports from Lagos say the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has temporarily moved to Lagos to personally oversee the probe on how the $43.4million found its way to Apartment 7B.
Obi isn’t the owner of $43.4million seized by EFCC
In a related news, the former governor of Anambra state, Mr Peter Obi, has confirmed on Tuesday, April 18, that his apartment in Osborne Towers, was one of the many searched by the anti-graft agency, following the discovery of the of the N13.3 billion ($43.4million) in the building.
ThisDay quotes Obi’s media aide, Val Obienyem, as saying that the former governor confirmed the search by the EFCC of flat 1 occupied by him in the building.
Obienyem, who noted that the former governor lives in Onitsha, said that the apartment was rented by Obi’s wife.
The aide added that the apartment is usually used by the former governor anytime he is in Lagos.
Obienyem cautioned against linking Obi to the cash haul.