EFCC raids house of Jonathan’s godson, Turnah, carts away cheque books, documents


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A team of the EFCC has ransacked the palatial home of George Turnah, popularly known as the godson to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

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The fierce-looking operatives reportedly stormed the courtyard of Turnah located at Kolo Creek, Ogbia local government area with scores of fully-armed mobile policemen and soldiers. 

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They were said to have arrived the courtyard at about 5pm on Friday and painstakingly searched various buildings and rooms in the premises till about 10pm. .

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Though there was no clue that money was recovered from the house, the team were said to have carted away cheque books and financial documents. 

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The commission was said to be investigating an alleged multiple cases of corrupt enrichment against Turnah and his involvement in disappearance of money allocated to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). 

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It was learnt the 33-year-old Turnah fled his multi-billion naira Kolo Creek Villa built with a gold-plated fence and gate along the Ogbia town road few minutes before arrival of the EFCC. His whereabouts were unknown with all his telephone numbers switched off.

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Turnah, who graduated from the Law Faculty of the Niger Delta University (NDU) in 2009, warmed himself into the heart of Jonathan when he founded the Jonathan Youth Vanguard popularly called Joy 2011, a platform he used to mobilise support for Jonathan.

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Jonathan conferred on him the Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) award and was appointed a Special Assistant on Youth Matters to the Managing Director of (NDDC) in 2012. 

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Following the exit of Jonathan in 2015, Turnah floated a conglomerate, El-Godams and Celtic Group of Companies with investments in transport, agriculture and sports among others.

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