A Federal High Court Sitting in Port Harcourt has sentenced Mr George Turner, a former NDDC SA on Youths and students affairs for four years in prison

A Federal High Court Sitting in Port Harcourt has sentenced Mr George Turner, a former NDDC SA on Youths and students affairs for four years in prison

Former special assistant to Mr. Dan Abia, erstwhile Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Billionaire George Alabh Turnah, has been sentenced to four years imprisonment.

The Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, handed out the sentence on Friday by Justice A.T Mohammed

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Turnah who is one of the biggest Bayelsa boy, was jailed for failure to make full disclosure of his assets to the EFCC.

According the report gathered, He was arraigned, alongside with his wife, Jennifer Tinipre Turnah, on a four- count amended charge.

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The EFCC accused him of obtaining money by false pretence, money laundering and abuse of office,
One of the counts read : “That you George Turnah Alabh on or about 15th March, 2017 at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, South/South Zonal Office, No, 6A Olumeni Street, Old GRA Off Forces Avenue, Port Harcourt within the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court knowingly failed to make full disclosure of your assets to wit: your interest in one of the Director and majority shareholder of Ashford Consult and Events Nig. Ltd in the Asset Declaration Form you filled at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 27 (1) & (3)(a) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Establishment Act 2004 and punishable under Section 27 (3)(c) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Establishment Act 2004.

Count three read; “That you George Turnah Alabh on or about 15th March, 2017 at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, South/South Zonal Office, No, 6A Olumeni Street, Old GRA Off Forces Avenue, Port Harcourt within the Jurisdiction off this Honorable Court failed to furnish information of your interest as one of the Directors and major shareholder of Ashford Consult and Events Nig. Ltd in the Asset Declaration Form you filled at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 27 (1) & (3)(a)

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