The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has identified 38 houses allegedly belonging to former Chairman, Nigerian Social Insurance Trust Fund, Dr Ngozi Olojeme.
The houses are scattered across the Federal Capital Territory.
She’s being investigated for alleged diversion of $48 million dollars out of the N62.3 billion reportedly missing from the account of the NSITF.
Olojeme, who was Chairman of the fund from 2009 – 2015, was also Deputy Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Goodluck Campaign Organisation in 2015.
The anti-graft body has obtained an interim forfeiture from the court to seize the properties until the conclusion of the case against her, and a warrant authorising her detention for two weeks for further interrogation.
However, she has reportedly taken ill and is in a private hospital in Abuja, where she’s being watch by EFCC operatives.
“EFCC recovered over 40 properties out of which 38 belong to the ex-NSITF chairman, including the property at No. 51, Kainji Crescent, off Lake Chad Crescent in Maitama District.
“The Kainji Crescent property is said to have housed some foreign leaders when they came visiting. It is a multi-billion naira mansion.
“We have invoked sections 28 and 34 of the EFCC (Establishment Act) 2004 and Section 13(1) of the Federal High Court Act, 2004, which empower the agency to apply the Interim Assets Forfeiture Clause,” an unnamed source told The Nation.