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Published On: Thu, Apr 13th, 2017

Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue Denies Ownership of Discovered Fund, House at Osborne Tower

ESTHER Nnamfi-Ogbue

ESTHER Nnamfi-Ogbue


LAGOS APRIL 13TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Former Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mrs Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue reported to be the owner of $38,000,000.00 (Thirty-Eight Million Dollars),N23,000,000.00 (Twenty-Three Million Naira) and £27,000.00 (Twenty-Seven Thousand Pounds) uncovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) from an apartment in Osborne Towers, Osborne Road, Ikoyi Lagos, Lagos State has denied ownership of the fund and the property.
Making the denial in a statement signed by her lawyer, Emeka Atiaba SAN of Emeka Atiaba and Co of Atiaba Chamber made available to URHOBOTOTODAY.COM, Nnamdi-Ogbue said the sums of money and/or the apartment where the sums of money were found do not belong to her.
While saluting the courage and efforts of the EFCC in the war against corruption, she stated that she as shocked as many other Nigerians at the uncovering and recovery of the said sums of money.
She equally commend the whistle blowing policy introduced by the Federal Government in the fight against corruption which had resulted in large scale uncovering and recovery of monies and assets.
“It is Our Client’s belief that the source and ownership of the said uncovered sums of money is known or eventually will be known by the EFCC in due course. There is therefore no need for conjecture or speculation. May we finally implore the News Media to be more circumspect in their publications,” the statement said

THE PRESS STATEMENT BELOW:

APRIL 13, 2017
PRESS RELEASE BY THE LAW FIRM OF EMEKA ETIABA SAN, EMEKA ETIABA & CO, ETIABA CHAMBERS

The attention of Our Client, Mrs. Esther Nnamdi-Ogbue has been drawn to the news making round in the News Media to the effect that the large sums of money to wit: $38,000,000.00 (Thirty-Eight Million Dollars),N23,000,000.00 (Twenty-Three Million Naira) and £27,000.00 (Twenty-Seven Thousand Pounds) uncovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) from an apartment in Osborne Towers, Osborne Road, Ikoyi Lagos, Lagos State belong to her.
By this Press Release, we inform the public (especially the News Media) that the said sums of money and/or the apartment where the sums of money were found do not belong to Our Client.
Our Client is as shocked as many other Nigerians at the uncovering and recovery of the said sums of money and wishes to salute the courage and efforts of the EFCC in the war against corruption.
She also wishes to commend the whistle blowing policy introduced by the Federal Government in the fight against corruption which policy has resulted in large scale uncovering and recovery of monies and assets.
It is Our Client’s belief that the source and ownership of the said uncovered sums of money is known or eventually will be known by the EFCC in due course. There is therefore no need for conjecture or speculation.
May we finally implore the News Media to be more circumspect in their publications.
Signed:
Emeka Etiaba SAN, FCArb

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