In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 14th, August, 2020

Former Imo Governor Ohakim In Critical Bother For Allegedly Defrauding Businesswoman Of N500 Million

Former Imo Governor Ohakim In Serious Trouble For Allegedly Defrauding Businesswoman Of N500 Million

Ikedi Ohakim

Ikedi Ohakim


A former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim has been arrested allegedly defrauding a businesswoman, Chinyere Amuchinwa of over N500 million.


Thisday reported that the police arrested Ohakim and later granted him administrative bail. However the former governor is about to charged to court docket following a petition, which was signed by Amuchinwa’s ttorney, Mr Ifeanyichukwu Obasi-Nweze.


Within the petition addressed to the Inspector Basic of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu and the Division of State Providers (DSS), Mrs Amuchinwa mentioned the previous governor obtained cash from her underneath false pretence and he or she additionally accused him of threatening her life.


Amuchinwa claimed that she met the previous governor in her hometown Arondizuogu, Imo State, on the funeral of Chief Raphael Obioha’s spouse the place the widower launched her as an industrious and profitable businesswoman.


Stating that they exchanged cellphone contacts that day, she alleged that Ohakim later referred to as her and requested to carry a gathering along with her in her dwelling in Lagos and he or she obliged.


“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 street.

“He purportedly made cellphone calls to the previous Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Fashola, whom he claimed was negotiating to repurchase the land from him when he was governor of Imo State.

“After exhibiting the consumer the mentioned land, Ikedi Ohakim began demanding cash in bits from our consumer. On a few of the days, Ikedi Ohakim pretended to be speaking to any individual concerning funds he was anticipating, solely 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 many events, Ikedi Ohakim pretended to be speaking to any individual in Dubai about funds the particular person was to ship to him; he then advised the particular person to watch out as a result of the authorities have been monitoring funds from overseas.”


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The petition said that on the finish of the transaction, Amuchinwa allegedly launched the overall sum of N500 million in money and items to Ohakim.


Amuchinwa added that the transaction fell by means of after Ohakim allegedly failed to supply the land in query.


Nonetheless, in response to the allegations, Ohakim, in an announcement by means of his Political Adviser, Emmanuel Chukwu, described the allegations as ‘laughable’.


“The allegations are, to say the least, most ludicrous and laughable. All of them collectively represent an elaborate and audacious scheme by Ms Amuchinwa to blackmail, extort and in any other case defame the particular person of Dr Ohakim.”

“Ms Amuchinwa introduced herself as ‘businesswoman’, however didn’t state the character of her enterprise and her enterprise tackle if any. And to make sure, Ms Amuchinwa had filed this counter-petition as an afterthought to an ongoing investigation of her felony conducts in direction of Dr Ohakim, primarily based on a petition Dr Ohakim had filed towards her and upon which she was arrested way back to 20th January 2020, seven clear months earlier than she was recruited to file her false petition. We’re absolutely conscious of her nefarious sponsors.”


“In purporting to have equipped luxurious items value N110million to Dr Ohakim, she didn’t state the precise nature of those items, proof of request for the products, acknowledgement receipt and the tackle of the transaction. And why would her pretend invoices be in international forex, particularly in Euros when she doesn’t have any store in Europe?”

“Third, in claiming to have made N500million fee to Dr Ohakim for buy of land, she dishonestly disregarded whether or not such was made by means of the banking system. As of a reality, if such fee ever existed, it is vitally simple to trace cash path by means of the banking system. Did she make the fee in money, international forex or how actually? Even at that, N500million is actually an enormous sum; so, she actually would require a big bullion van making a number of journeys to convey such quantum money.”

We additionally reported how the police arrested a suspect for impersonating Bauchi State Governor and defrauding members of the general public of the sum of N37 million.

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