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More troubles for Uzodinma as Federal Governemnt may slam travel ban on him

The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the recovery of Public Funds (SPIPRPP) said it has submitted the name of Senator Hope Uzodinma and 28 alleged treasury looters to the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) for the purpose of restricting their movement out of the country.
Chief Okoi Obono-Obla

Chairman of the panel, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla disclosed this in Abuja on Monday. He added that the action was in accordance with the provisions of the Executive Order No 6 of 2018.
Although details of the list were not made public, the panel said it contained those currently under its investigation including the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress in Imo state, Senator Hope Uzodinma, former Senate President David Mark, former speaker of the House of Representatives Dimeji Bankole, and the Tumsah brothers among others.

Obono-Obla confirmed the presidential panel has requested the NIS to place a travel ban on some persons who were alleged to have abused their offices and looted our commonwealth. He further revealed that the panel, in partnership with Nigerian Intelligence Agency, is investigating Nigerians allegedly implicated in the Paradise Panama papers.

The panel is investigating the Tumsah brothers, Tijani Tumsah (Vice Chairman, Presidential Initiative on North East) and Ibrahim Tumsah (Director, Finance and Accounts, Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing), for alleged abuse of office, corruption and possession of unaccounted suspicious wealth beyond their legitimate earnings. The panel has recovered an assortment of 86 brand new luxury and sophisticated cars from the duo; 23 of these vehicles are bulletproof without the requisite permits. Also recovered from them are several choice properties, located in highbrow areas of Abuja and a quarry in Kuje, the Federal Capital Territory. The panel has since obtained an interim order of forfeiture from an FCT High Court, in respect of these properties.

Still on recovery of properties, the panel said it has recovered 18 Innoson SUV vehicles from former commissioners of the National population Commission, who unilaterally appropriated to themselves their assigned official vehicles at the end of their tenures.
Another recovery of over N43billion was unserviceable loans for the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN).

Findings revealed that rather than promote export and import activities, the previous management of NEXIM Bank, in connivance with persons of similar fraudulent disposition, engaged in insider illegalities and embezzlement to the tune of N523.2million and land valued at N1.5billion; recovered from Aso Bank to NEXIM Bank.

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