Ikedi Ohakim, a former governor of Imo State has been arrested over fraud-related crime.
Data collected printed that he used to be arrested for allegedly defrauding a businesswoman, Chinyere Amuchinwa of over N500 million.
Mrs Amuchinwa in a petition forwarded to the Inspector Basic of Police, Mohammed Adamu and the Division of State Services and products, accused Ohakim of now not simplest defrauding her however bought cash from her underneath false pretence.
Consistent with Amuchinwa, the previous Governor of Imo State additionally accused him of threatening her existence.
Thisday famous that in accordance with the petition, the police arrested Ohakim and later granted him administrative bail.
The Police has since concluded investigations and is about to rate Ohakim to courtroom.
Consistent with the Petition, Amuchinwa claims that she met the previous governor in her native land Arondizuogu, Imo State, on the funeral of Leader Raphael Obioha’s spouse the place the widower offered her as an industrious and a hit businesswoman.
She additional mentioned that they trade contacts that day, she added that the previous governor referred to as her and asked to carry a gathering along with her in her house in Lagos and she or he obliged.
Her petition, which used to be signed by means of her lawyer, Mr Ifeanyichukwu Obasi-Nweze, learn in portions: “On the assembly, Ikedi Ohakim advised our consumer that he had land on the market; he confirmed our consumer a big expanse of land in Lagos-spanning from the Ikeja Airport to the filling station alongside Ikeja Airport highway.”
“He purportedly made telephone calls to the previous Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Fashola, whom he claimed used to be negotiating to repurchase the land from him when he used to be governor of Imo State.”
“After appearing the buyer the stated land, Ikedi Ohakim began tough cash in bits from our consumer. On one of the vital days, Ikedi Ohakim pretended to be speaking to someone relating to finances he used to be anticipating, simplest to revert to our consumer to request for extra monies with a promise that after he concluded the sale of the land in query, he would reimburse our consumer.”
“On one of the most events, Ikedi Ohakim pretended to be speaking to someone in Dubai about finances the individual used to be to ship to him; he then advised the individual to watch out for the reason that government had been tracking finances from in another country.”
“The petition mentioned that on the finish of the transaction, Amuchinwa allegedly launched the entire sum of N500 million in money and items to Ohakim.”
“Amuchinwa added that the transaction fell thru after Ohakim allegedly did not give you the land in query.”
“Alternatively, in keeping with the allegations, Ohakim, in a commentary thru his Political Adviser, Emmanuel Chukwu, described the allegations as ‘laughable’.”
“The allegations are, to mention the least, maximum ludicrous and laughable. All of them in combination represent an elaborate and audacious scheme by means of Ms Amuchinwa to blackmail, extort and in a different way defame the individual of Dr Ohakim.”
“Ms Amuchinwa introduced herself as ‘businesswoman’, however didn’t state the character of her undertaking and her trade cope with if any. And to make sure, Ms Amuchinwa had filed this counter-petition as an afterthought to an ongoing investigation of her legal conducts against Dr Ohakim, in accordance with a petition Dr Ohakim had filed in opposition to her and upon which she used to be arrested way back to 20th January 2020, seven transparent months prior to she used to be recruited to document her false petition. We’re totally acutely aware of her nefarious sponsors.”
“In purporting to have provided luxurious items price N110million to Dr Ohakim, she didn’t state the precise nature of those items, proof of a request for the products, acknowledgement receipt and the cope with of the transaction.”
“And why would her faux invoices be in foreign currencies, particularly in Euros when she does now not have any store in Europe?”
“3rd, in claiming to have made N500million cost to Dr Ohakim for acquire of land, she dishonestly ignored whether or not such used to be made in the course of the banking machine.”
“As of a reality, if such cost ever existed, it is rather simple to trace cash path in the course of the banking machine. Did she make the cost in money, foreign currencies or how truly? Even at that, N500million is surely an enormous sum; so, she surely will require a big bullion van making a couple of journeys to put across such quantum money.”
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