Woman who accused Adenuga of working against her, others refund N507m to EFCC

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Sources within the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have confirmed that N507 million has been recovered from Nora Olumide Johnson, the Sierra Leonean woman involved in a case of multi-million naira fraud against her former employers, Globacom, and her co-conspirators.

The information filtered out a day after the Sierra Leonean released a video alleging she was being victimised.

She accused the Chairman of Globacom, Mike Adenuga, of being behind her travails with the EFCC, whereas the anti-graft agency was acting on court orders that it should confiscate her house following over N1 billion alleged fraud while at Globacom.

It was gathered that while Johnson refunded N100 million on account of her involvement in the fraud to the EFCC, some of the conspirators in the years-long racket refunded N400 million.

One of them refunded N7 million on behalf of Johnson.

However, Johnson, according to the EFCC source, reneged on paying the expected balance, which led to her present predicament.

Johnson came into public consciousness days back when she did a video wailing about the confiscation of her house.

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It would emerge that Justice A. Lewis Allagoa, Presiding Judge, Federal High Court, Lagos Division, had ordered that the EFCC should take possession of all properties and bank accounts owned by Johnson and five others.

This followed an application on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria by the EFCC, which charged her to court and subsequently led to the interim forfeiture of her assets on the order of Justice A.M. Liman on February 16, 2021.

However, on March 21, 2021, Johnson and the other respondents: Babajide Aremu Johnson, Olabose Ibrahim Falobi, Steve Nnamdi Izebu, Steve Ibem and Bakoliza Limited, went to court to suspend or stay execution on Justice Liman’s order.

They had sought for an order to discharge the interim order of forfeiture of assets, an order discharging the final forfeiture and any other orders as deemed fit by the court.

In his judgment after hearing J.O. Adeyemi, Counsel for the Applicant/Respondent, and V.C. Nwokafor Counsel for the 1st, 2nd and 6th Respondents/Applicants, Justice Allagoa ordered that the motion of Johnson and the other respondents, dated March 12, 2021, be set aside.

The judgment, delivered on July 14, 2021, stated further: “That the order of Justice Liman stands in all its ramifications” and “That the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are entitled to take possession of all that property subject of the Order of my Lord A.M. Liman on the 16th day of February 2021.”

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