Mr. Goodie Ibru, has been declared wanted by The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with allegations of capital market fraud and a lingering crisis over shares of Ikeja Hotels Plc.
Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC announced this in a statement on Wednesday.
The EFCC has filed 11 counts of fraud against Mr Ibru for defrauding the hotel to the tune of N1bn.
Mr. Goodie Ibru was charged alongside three companies – Associated Ventures International Limited, IHL Services Limited and Clearview Investment Limited.
The EFCC, in one of the counts, alleged that Ibru and his co-suspects conspired amongst themselves to steal a sum of N867,700,990.00 being the profit due to Ikeja Hotels Plc, adding that the suspects received the stolen sum through Starwood Limited, the managers of Sheraton Hotels, Ikeja.
Mr. Uwujaren said:
“The public is hereby notified that Goodie Minabo Ibru is wanted by the EFCC in connection with a case of conspiracy, capital market fraud, stealing, diversion of funds and money laundering.”
“He diverted billions of Naira and assets of Ikeja Hotels Plc, owners of Sheraton Hotel, Lagos; Federal Palace Hotel and Capital Hotel; owners of Sheraton Hotel Abuja to his personal benefit.”
“Anybody having useful information as to his whereabouts should contact the commission through any of its offices located at Abuja, Kano, Gombe, Lagos, Ibadan, Maiduguri and Port Harcourt.”
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