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ICPC Asks Enugu Govt To Recover Properties Allocated Illegally By Ex-Gov Chime

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has requested the Enugu State government to recover nine properties allocated to non-public servants of the state by former Governor Sullivan Chime.

According to the recovery order which was sent to the Secretary to the State Government, the affected properties were allocated to nonpublic officers in violation of the provisions of the ICPC Act No 5 of 2000.

ICPC said that the affected properties were fraudulently allocated by the Sullivan administration in violation of anti-graft laws.

Ex-Governor Sullivan Chime

The properties include a building located at 34, Abakaliki Road, GRA, Enugu, for the former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , Alhaji Adamu Muazu.

According to the anti-graft agency, Alhaji Muazu did not pay for the property, hence should be recovered and nothing refunded to him.

Other properties are:

          16 Park Avenue, GRA, Enugu, for former Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Allison Madueke for N26.86 million;

          46/49 Abakaliki Road, GRA Enugu given to Elgato Development Ltd at A cost of N32.11 million;

          6 Cattarnach Street, GRA Enugu given to Chief James Okwute at the cost of N8.7 million;

          4 Cattarnach Street, GRA Enugu given to Chief Ralph Nwoye at the cost of N5.5 million; and,

          25 Devon Street, GRA Enugu given to former factional chairman of PDP in the state, Chief Ikeji Asogwa at the cost of N6.4 million.

Also, ICPC ordered the recovery of property on:

          4 Abakaliki Road, GRA Enugu given to, Chief Tony Exe, another PDP chieftain, at the cost of N11.76 million;

          7 Cattarnach Street, GRA Enugu given to Mr Dennis Okey Nnamani at the cost of N6.72 million and,

          23 Abakaliki Road, GRA Enugu given to the Nnaemela Foundation for N14.63 million.

The order, however, failed to make indications on 3 Mount Street, GRA, Enugu, previously occupied by the General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Nigeria Army, Major-General Shehu Yusuf.

The order was contained in the report of Investigation Activities by ICPC with reference number ICPC/INV/MDA/CH/003 sent to the secretary to the State Government.

“The allocations also contravenes the Circular Number ENS/HOS/X.21/Vol.11/141 and ENS/HOS/X.21/Vol.11/182 issued on the Monetisation Policy by the state government.

“In view of the above, all the nine properties allocated to the underlisted should be recovered and revert back to Enugu State government and all monies paid by them refunded,” ICPC stated.

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