SaharaReporters has obtained the full list of occupants of a swanky apartment building in Lagos where operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) found close to $50million last week.
The building, located at 16 Osborne Road in Ikoyi, has nine floors of 19 Apartments and two penthouses. It is owned by a former Peoples Democratic Party chairman, Ahmed Muazu, who retained for himself the penthouses, 10A and B; as well as Apartments 11A and 11B.
Since the raid became public, the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has laid claim to the funds, its Director-General Ayodele Oke saying it was meant for covert operations authorized by President Goodluck Jonathan during his tenure. SaharaReporters, however, reported on Monday that the woman who was discreetly ferrying the money into the apartment in bags was Mr. Oke’s wife, Folashade.
According to the apartment ownership list obtained by SaharaReporters, other owners include a former Guaranty Trust Bank chairman, Fola Adeola, who owns Apartment 1A, and former Anambra Governor, Peter Obi and his wife, who own Apartment 1B.
2A - Ahmed Kida
2B - Ahmed Kida but apartment occupied by Esther Ogbue (a recently retired MD of NNPC)
3A - Kayode Sonaike
3B - Sterling Assets
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.
The NIA has claimed that it warehoused the funds at the apartment, which is under the control of the wife of its DG, as a “transit” arrangement, as it planned to move it to a more permanent location.