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Tuesday, 6 March 2018

‘Folarin Coker, Spouse Diverted N3bn From Lagos State Account’ – EFCC

Folarin Coker, Spouse

The pobe into the affirmed alleged fraud was informed by an intelligence, got at some point in 2017 by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit 

President Buhari's assistant and DG of Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation, Folarin Coker, who was in the news couple of months back subsequent to giving slay queens sugar daddy goals with his Instagram video, where he taped himself, enjoying his cigar while playing Davido's hit tune "IF, is allegedly at the focal point of a noteworthy outrage including the redirection of the entirety of N3 Billion, from a record of Lagos state government. 

Folarin Coker, businessman, former managing director of the number plate production authority of the State of Lagos, and also a former business adviser to ex-Governor of Lagos State now Minister of Power/housing/works, Babatunde Fashola, who is in the scandal with his wife Aisha Rimi, was accused of diverting from the account of Lagos State Government Number Plate Production Authority, when he was the managing director.

Olamide Sadiq, the EFCC specialist, who ousted to an affirmation in help, said the test into the claimed misrepresentation was educated by an insight got at some point in 2017 by the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit. 

The organizations whose records were additionally solidified incorporate a law office, Rimi and Partners. The EFCC said Coker's better half, Aisha Rimi, was the sole proprietor. 

Sadiq said there were suspicious exchanges on the record of Rimi and Partners as there were "substantial inflows" in overabundance of N3 billion from LSGNPPA into the record. 

Sadiq said examinations by EFCC uncovered that Rimi and Partners had 10 financial balances with Guaranty Trust Bank. 

“Mr. Folorunsho Coker was as at that time the managing director of the 1st respondent — LSGNPPA,” he said.

“He was also the husband of Aisha Rimi, one of the signatories to the accounts of the 2nd and 3rd respondents — Rimi and Partners and Ekosina Investment Ltd respectively.

“Further to the depositions contained in the paragraph above, I know as a fact derived during my investigations, that the said Mr. Folorunsho Coker was also a signatory to the Bank account of the 1st respondent.

“Investigations revealed that Aisha Rimi is the major partner in Rimi and Partners and she is also in control of Ekosina Investment Ltd, a company seen to have received huge transfers from the LSGNPPA.

“From preliminary investigations by the commission, the 2nd and 3rd respondents were used to divert funds from the LSGNPPA with the influence of Folorunsho Coker, who was the Managing Director of the Lagos State Agency.”

It was likewise assembled that different organizations whose records were solidified are Ekosina Investment Ltd, SW Properties Ltd, Imira Trade and Global Services Ltd, Lofty Investment Nigeria Ltd, Pure Technical Services Ltd and Cablepoint Ltd.

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