Jonathan’s ‘godson’ arrested for alleged N2 billion scam – EFCC

EFCC Operatives
EFCC Operatives

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has arrested a former Special Adviser to Dan Abia, erstwhile Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, for alleged corruption.

The agency said on Tuesday that its operatives arrested George Turnah, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State in connection with alleged possession of funds running into N2 billion, suspected to be funds siphoned from the NDDC while serving there as an Adviser.

It said Mr. Turnah is widely believed to be a godson of former President Goodluck Jonathan, and that he served in the NDDC between 2012 and 2015.

“Preliminary investigations by the EFCC threw up deposits made in his personal and company bank accounts in excess of N2billion. A search conducted in his houses in Port Harcourt and Yenogoa, yielded useful documents,” the commission said in a statement signed by spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren.

The statement said Mr. Turnah had made useful statements to the EFCC and would be arraigned as soon as investigations are concluded.


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  • Dejandon

    Imagine the amount he would have converted to USD over time, one of the people driving dollar high since they can change at any rate given the fund costs him nothing

  • Observer

    EFCC well done… Jonah and his Goons

    • dele20

      EFCC is seriously working, we say no to corruption under this present administration

  • Right Minded

    No matter how Premium Times and their paymasters try to paint GEJ bad or pull him down, they will always fail. Why not use the former boss of the arrested person or his office to caption the story instead of using GEJ’s name? As long as the person is soemhow related to GEJ, even if its a distant relationship, you must use GEJ;s name to caption your story. Am suspecting you are either using GEJ to gain popularity or sell your news or make it acceptable. Which ever ways, you have failed totally!

  • dele20

    Let us say no to corruption