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EXCLUSIVE: How Kogi Deputy Governor, Onoja Corruptly Acquired Multi-billion Naira Properties In Abuja




The Kogi state deputy governor, Edward Onoja has once more been caught in an online of controversies concerning his acquisition of multi-billion naira value of properties within the Federal Capital Territory.


Paperwork seen by SaharaReporters present that Onoja had acquired a number of properties whose worth run into many billions of naira since he was appointed by Governor Yahaya Bello as his Chief of Employees and later assumed the workplace of the Deputy Governor of Kogi State in October 2019.

Two of the properties are at the moment being utilized by Onoja’ nephew recognized as Friday Adejoh at Kado space of Abuja, a supply mentioned.

The buildings value over N200 million is positioned at Home 23, D66, BUA Property.

The supply added that about 18 vehicles fraudulently acquired by the deputy governor had been parked within the compound.

“He has two homes in Kado, BUA property to be exact and one of many buildings is utilized by Publicity one, ETcetera Design, a enterprise entrance run by his nephew, Friday Adejoh for cash laundering.

“He additionally owns the property that homes the within story journal; it’s about three minutes stroll from the Kogi State Authorities Home primary gate.

“It’s a incontrovertible fact that he was sacked from GT Financial institution for loaning out cash that he couldn’t account for as a result of the debtors weren’t keen to pay again on the agreed time.

“One of many debtors is the present Commissioner for Commerce within the state, Hon. Gabriel Olofu. He was on the time the chairman of Olomaboro Native Authorities Space,” the supply mentioned.

SaharaReporters had reported how Onoja was sacked by Warranty Belief Financial institution Plc for his involvement in a fraudulent act.

A supply informed the newspaper that the deputy governor was invited by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) in 2011 however was let off the hook after bribing his manner by the method.

He was mentioned to have issued a fraudulent Irrevocable Standing Fee Order (ISPO) dated fifteenth October, 2008 to a different industrial financial institution in Lokoja, Kogi state capital.

“He was sacked by GT Financial institution after the fraudulent act was found. He was then the supervisor of the financial institution in Lokoja. He can’t deny that, all of us working with him then knew him to be a fraudulent and egocentric particular person. If he’s certain of himself, inform him to current his letter of resignation from the financial institution if really he has one,” a supply had informed SaharaReporters.

Recognized for violence, Onoja was publicly seen main thugs to grab poll bins throughout the Lokoja/Kogi Federal Constituency bye-election in 2018.

He was arrested by the Division of State Safety Companies (DSS) over an alleged plot to assault a former Chief of Naval Employees, Vice Admiral Jibrin Usman (rtd).

His arrest and detention adopted a tip-off concerning an impending assault on Usman by mercenaries recognized as ex-Niger Delta militants.

Preliminary confessional statements obtained from the apprehended gang members by the DSS allegedly fingered Onoja as mastermind of the deliberate assault.

SaharaReporters gathered that he was detained for some days earlier than he was launched after the intervention of his boss, Yahaya Bello.

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