George Turnah, believed to be 33 years old, is a godson of former President Goodluck Jonathan and former SA to the managing director of NDDC.
Turnah was questioned in Port Harcourt, Rivers state on Monday, March 13 by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), Naij.com reports.
There were reports that Turnah was present at his questioning along with several lawyers, including a professor of law and two Senior Advocates of Nigeria.
Sahara Reporters reports that several bank accounts relating to Mr. Turnah, including individual and corporate accounts as well as his children’s Education Insurance Account, have been frozen by EFCC.
Turnah reportedly maintained to the EFCC that he has never held a public office and so has no access to public fund and thus not guilty of misappropriating the country’s money.
Recall that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) reportedly ransacked a mansion owned by George Turnah.
Heavily armed operatives and soldiers reportedly stormed the palatial building located at Kolo Creek, Ogbia local government at about 5pm on Friday, February 3 and searched the entire building till 10pm.
It was learnt that the 33-year-old Turnah fled his multi-billion naira Kolo Creek Villa which he built with a gold-plated fence and gate just moments before the EFCC team arrived. His whereabouts are still unknown while his phones are reportedly switched off.
Meanwhile, Timothy Olaobaju, a prosecution witness and an official of Fidelity Bank Plc on Monday, March 13, told a federal high court in Lagos how former petroleum resources minister Alison Diezani-Madueke stashed huge amount of dollars in the bank.
That Olaoboju said the ex-minister issued a directive that the money be changed into local currency later on and she distributed the funds to some individuals across all the states of the federation.