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The date was 15th December 2011, when the then Commissioner for Works, Mr Solomon Funkekeme wrote back to his counterpart in Environment, Mr Frank Omare  who had earlier written that Funkekeme and his team visit the site for the construction of Foreshore wall for Aruoton, Manadgho, Adjudiabo and Akpakpa communities in Warri South West.

A seventy five page documents exclusively obtained by Secret Reporters detailed how the contract award started with fraud and breach of contract rules from the very beginning. It’s a glaring investigation into how the Prime Minister of Warri also known as the Ologbotsere, Ayiri Emami swindled the state of millions without lifting a sand to site.

One of the documents with Ref No: CE 6031/138 by Funkekeme explained how they carried out investigation on the site on October 27th 2011 by nine team members, with four from Ministry of Works, One from Environment, two from one MBHH Nigeria Ltd and curiously one Mr Mutu Dominic, the CEO of Obode Consultancy Ltd  who happened to be the consultant engaged by the State and finally, Andrew Emami as the community representative and ironically the younger brother of the Delta born corrupt millionaire, Ayiri Emami, who was given the contract without proper bidding.


The beginning of the fraud

Fifteen months after the visit to the site, we gathered that former Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan directed his Deputy, Amos Utuama who heads the State Tenders Board to unilaterally award the job to Easy Quest Nigeria Limited. To stop tongues from wagging in the office where the award letter was typed, the address of Easy Quest was changed to 12, Idimi Jakpa Quarters, Okere, Warri. Investigations by us revealed that no company of such is sited there. The real address was to come out later.

With Ref No: STB 10/T/60, the letter stated that the award was for N1.694 billion against the N1.7 billion that Easy Quest ‘bidded’. The board agreed for “50% down payment as mobilization fee subject to the provision of an Advance Payment Guarantee (APG) from a reputable financial institution and a completion period of 24 months”.

Of course, Easy Quest Limited accepted and the whooping sum of N847,105,875 million hit their bank account. The Obode Consultants also smiled away with N75,709,652 as their fee for actually doing nothing. What Deltans and indeed Nigerians never knew was that there was a conspiracy between Uduaghan, Easy Quest (found later to be owned by Ayiri), Frank Omare, Funkekeme and the so called Obode Consultants to divert the cash. The truth as investigated by Secret Reporters is that Obode was owned by a twenty six years old boy, Dominic Mutu, who floated the company in UK for fraud and was non existence even till date, when the government ‘gave’ him the consultancy job. The fraud just began.

Seven months after, exactly October 3rd after accepting the contract and not going near the site, Ayiri conspired with the twenty six years old ‘owner’ of Obode Consultancy Limited and mandated his Easy Quest Company to draft a letter directly to Uduaghan to increase the contract to N7 billion and demanded that the slush sum of N3.491 billion be paid to them as part of the 50% advance payment. On this, our sources confided in us that Uduaghan refused, and chose to ignore them. The next month of November 27th, Obode decided to write to Omare, explaining the need to modify the scope and specification of the project to enable the contractors commence.



With the defiance of Uduaghan to listen to the duo of Ayiri Emami and the Twenty Six years old boy London fraudster masquerading as Obode Consultants, the Commissioner for Environment, Omare, was drafted in with alleged assurance of kickback to officially write Uduaghan on the urgent need to pay Ayiri another sum of N3.523 billion as 50% and the eye popping sum of N146 million to Dominic Mutu as consultancy fees. Omare through File No: MOE/EC/838/6 pleaded with Uduaghan to “direct the ministries of Finance and Economic Planning to release the sum of N457.2 as mobilization fees being the 25% of the difference between the initial and the new contract sum to the contractor”. Again Uduaghan refused!


Since the Delta State Government led by Ifeanyi Okowa told the world how Ayiri got contract through Easy Quest but refused to mobilize to site, the millionaire born Itsekiri through his ‘boys’ has denied being the owner of the company.

Secret Reporters days of investigations however punctured Ayiri’s lies. One of the letters sent to the company via Ref No: MOE/EC/T2/02 was addressed to The Managing Director, EasyQuest Nigeria Limited, No. 1 Swiss Cottage Road, Boundary Ubeji, Warri. This address is incidentally the country home of Ayiri.

Deep investigations by Secret Reporters required this medium paying $500 which we did, to get into the files of Obode Consultancy Limited where we trailed it to the United Kingdom.

We can authoritatively report that Obode with Company No. 07242770 was registered in the UK with initial office address as 173A, Walesgrave Road, Stoke Coventry City, England, West Midland, England, CV2 4HH on 4th May 2010.

It had only one Director as at the time of registration that happens to be Dominic Mutu, born on January 1st 1982 and was 26 years old when he duped the Delta State Government. His rented apartment where he stays was where he filed as the office address.

Unable to transact any business with it, a letter was sent to him on 30th August 2011 warning clearly of the intention of the British Government to strike the name of its register after three months, if no evident of legitimate business leading to tax payment is made.

Three months after the warning, not one Pound business was done by Mutu and Obode Consultancy Limited was finally dissolved on 13th December 2011, leading to its permanent death.

Ironically, two years after takeover of the company by the Queen of England, Delta State Government decided to give a consultancy job to a boy that had never done such work all his life. The bigger fraud is that no Dominic Mutu ever existed as search by our private investigators in the United Kingdom, Nigeria and USA revealed that the company may just have been opened to commit fraud like this.



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December 21th, 2017 was a memorable day in Ogun State as the Ogun state government launched its MITROS rice, her own version of the LAKE rice. Secret Reporters reliable sources captured several dignitaries from across the country who graced the occasion. Among whom were, the CBN Governor Mr Godwin Emefiele, Kebbi State Governor Alhaji Abubakar Bagudu and other dignitaries who were present to launch the rice project.


At the event, Governor Ibikunle Amosun revealed that the rice had different varieties and they were all planted within the state by the state government. Part of the rice farm was located in Sawonjo in the Ogun West Senatorial district of the state. The governor further revealed that the state government has harvested and processed a total of 110,000 bags of rice translating to 183 trucks of rice at 600 bags per trailer.

It was however shocking when our source revealed facts about the lies and deceit involved in the said MITROS rice right from the venue of the launch. It was revealed that no rice of such quantity was planted in any part of the state and none of the rice mills displayed during the launch were functional. The little ones displayed by Amosun are the ones he bought from different sellers across all the markets in the state, then after, was SAND FILLED IN SACKS AND DISPLAYED AS RICE to deceive the CBN into believing that the N4bn agriculture loan has been put into massive rice production. The governor knows there is no rice farm to take the CBN governor to and the total number of bags of rice to be displayed isn’t up to 7,500 which won’t reflect rice production of N4bn. That’s why the fake rice pyramid had to be created to reflect the acclaimed 110,000 bags of rice displayed during the launch which will make the governor access the second batch of the loan. That was why the commissioner for agriculture recently revealed that the sum of N4bn was used to plant the recently launched MITROS rice

Further information gathered by Secret Reporters  revealed that the pyramid of rice displayed to show 110,000 bags of rice actually housed not more than 2,500 bags of rice.  Furthermore, various insider sources then backed this information with detailed pictures of how the governor, Ibikunle Amosun had deceived the CBN governor and others that graced the occasion.

Sources disclosed that Amosun was after the second batch of CBN agricultural loan after the first batch of N4bn has been accessed and used in planting the so called MITROS rice. The governor’s inability to show the CBN governor the rice farm or video of processing of the 110,000 bags led to the construction of the pyramid with planks and rice arranged on it.

Secret Reporters further gathered that when the governor became aware that he still doesn’t have enough bags of rice to fill the wooden pyramid, he then decided to fill empty sacks with sand just to deceive the CBN and other dignitaries at the launch.


Kufre Carter

The adage “Police is your friend” and “Bail is free” seems to be untrue at the Police Headquarters State CID, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State where the Police are obviously an enemy of the citizens owing to the many illegalities being perpetrated by men and women of the force at the State CID.

Investigation into the activities of the police force in Akwa Ibom State led to this medium deploying an undercover reporter to unravel the complaints brought to our news desk. A visit by our Secret Reporter to the General Cell of the station showed that inmates are treated in the most inhumane way possible and some are denied access to food and water by the wardens/officers attached to the cell block.

An interview of one of the inmates who spent 3 days in the cell indicate that the Police officers demand gratification to the tune of N500 per round of visitation to an inmate for whatever reason. This logic suggests that any visitor to an inmate must pay the sum of N500 or N1000 before he or she is granted access to speak to the inmate.

Our reporter who posed as a visitor to one of the inmates paid the illegal N500 just to be granted access to a ‘ghost inmate’. To deliver food and water to an inmate, the officers also charge a flat rate of N500 per round, meaning that each time an inmate of the cell eats food brought from outside, the officers on duty at the time earn N500

An average of 100 visitors per hour troop in to visit inmates and are forced to pay N500 to the greedy officers on duty which is illegal, and some of the officers even snatch food brought for the inmates and eat it themselves depriving the inmate of the food.

A policewoman with the name Henritta Etim, along with her accomplice, Abasiama Ekanem (also an officer) charged our reporter N500 just to allow him access to an inmate and another N500 to allow food to be given to the inmate.

Secret Reporters obtained audio evidences from Police officers working at the headquarters where the CID is located on how it’s a must for visitors to bribe them before anyone is allowed access to an inmate or ‘no show’. The inmates cell seen by our reporter is likened to the cell where Libya refugees are kept, with no single care for them but maltreatment, as well as frustrate efforts to grant bail unless a huge sum of money is parted with.

Such illegality is appalling considering the public outcry by citizens for reforms in the Police Force and possible dismissal of the corrupt ones to help restore the long lost confidence of the people in the efficiency and reliability of the Police Force.

All efforts to reach the Akwa Ibom Police PRO and the new commissioner of police as at the time of this report was not successful as their phone numbers were not connecting.