Sunday, 13 December 2015

EFCC nabs civil servant who paid N60m as church tithe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a popular Abuja socialite who is also a top official of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Dr (Mrs) Imaobong Akon Esu-Nte, according to SaharaReporters.
The suspect, a Grade Level 14 Officer with the Federal Ministry of Finance seconded to the Nigerian Prison Service as Head, Capital Accounts, was picked up Tuesday May 6 by operatives of the anti graft agency. And for several hours, she was grilled by investigators over allegations bordering on corruption, abuse of office and money laundering.
EFCC officials said they received tip-off regarding the suspect’s lifestyle which was inconsistent with her position as a public servant on a monthly salary of N121, 460 ($751).
The suspect owns several exotic cars and properties scattered over the (Federal Capital Territory) Abuja. Among her properties is a palatial mansion, a duplex with two-bedroom Boys Quarters at Sun City Estate, Abuja and another duplex at Karu Extension, Abuja, which is nearing completion.
Three luxury automobiles were recovered from her at the time of arrest. They include a Mercedes Benz ML 350 4matic wagon, Mercedes Benz GL 500 SUV and a Toyota Sienna.
EFCC sources said Imaobong’s arrest was triggered by intelligence report on suspicious inflow of huge funds into her account with a new generation bank.
Another startling discovery by investigators for which the suspect has failed to provide an explanation, is the nearly N60 million she paid in various branches into the account of Redeem Christian Church of God, a prominent pentecostal church in Karu, a suburb of Abuja.
”There are instances in which she paid N5m, N7m and N6m into the church’s account. Obviously, this cannot be tithe” an EFCC investigator told an online medium.
At press time, the socialite was still facing interrogators, unable to explain her sudden wealth.

Genevieve Nnaji & Idris Elba at the “Beasts of No Nation” Lagos Premiere(Photos)

The screen diva met with Hollywood star, Idris Elba at the Lagos premiere of his new movie "Beast of No Nation" last night. She also posed with Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
Smiling for the camera
Genevieve Nnaji and Idris Elba

Di’ja Of Mavin Records Is Now Married(Photos)

According to reports, Mavin star Di’ja whose birth name is Hadiza Blell, got married to her Abuja-based lover on December 10, in Kaduna.

Security was tight at the venue and guests were banned from using cameras, hence the reason why the wedding has not made mainstream news. The wedding was held in Kaduna, where Di’ja’s mother is from, her father however, is from Sierra Leone.

Very unsubstantiated rumours also claim the Mavin star is pregnant, hence the rush.