Secrets Reporters

Few months after Delta State Commissioner for Transport, Ben Igbakpa in manners reminiscent of an emperor bulldozed Sapele Local Government Area, Secrets Reporters can authoritatively report that what he did was for personal reasons, at least in a particular quarter.

The Commissioner who is one of the favorite of Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan was given a mandate to pull down all illegal structures perceived as being stumbling blocks to free flow of water and thus flood in Sapele and other parts of the State.

Alongside one of Delta State most corrupt and lying Commissioner for Environment, Frank Omare, they both embarked on destruction spree, which many residents claimed was done based on favoritism and nepotism.

Less than eight months after the evil act was carried out, Igbakpa is currently erecting a multi-million shopping plaza on one of the lands where he destroyed over twenty people sources of livelihood, claiming they were causing flood.

The plaza which is spreads the road leading to Ugbeyi, beside Ecobank one of the builders who craved anonymity is said to cost over N700 million when completed. Calls put to him as at the time of going to press to get his own side of the story never went through, as it was forwarded, while messages sent to him are yet to deliver.


Secrets Reporters

Following the inglorious demotion of Reno Omokri, President Goodluck Jonathan New Media Special Adviser who came into prominence when he cloned a name Wendell Simlin to accuse former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Sanusi Lamido as a Boko Haram sponsor, and subsequent appointment of Obi Asika to the position, Secrets Reporters has gathered that a fraud issue still hangs on the neck of Asika.

Our sources within the EFCC who confided in us stated that Asika is not left off the hook yet after defrauding his cousin who co-owned Storm Records with him before dubiously pushing him out of over N300 million. This is how National Enquirer reported the fraud case.

“Celebrated On-Air-Personality and Beat FM’s bulldozer, Olisa Adibua sure have an axe to grind with his erstwhile business partner and cousin, Obi Asika of Storm 360 fame. For the second time in less than a year, the well fed entertainment guru has again dragged Obi Asika before an anti graft agency, the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission for embezzlement.

The rift between the duo who used to be best of pals and cousins has taken a new twist as both parties seem to be ready to fight with their last blood, following their business gone sour story, this much National Enquirer can confidently reveal.

Dependable sources close to them have exclusively divulged to National Enquirer that the ex buddies and joint owners of Storm Group who fell apart when Obi Asika, sometimes around 2012 pushed Olisa, a director and share holder out of the business, have dragged each other to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

According to one of our grapevines, the case which is presently undergoing serious investigation at the CTGI department, was instituted by the radio personality, and he’s asking the Commission to investigate the many frauds which ran into hundreds of millions, that was allegedly committed by his erstwhile business partner, Mr. Asika, his driver Sunday Adebayo and personal assistant, Patrick Ojuoyen.

Meanwhile the petition which read ’’Request for Investigation of Fraudulent Activities in Storm 360 Limited’’ we authoritatively squealed is the second that was filed against Mr. Asika by Olisa in the last twenty months.

The request was first addressed to the Commissioner of Police, Special Fraud Unit SFU, Milverton, Ikoyi, Lagos on the 4th of May 2012. It asked the Force to investigate the disappearance of N50,152, 483, Fifty Million, One Hundred and Fifty Two Thousand, Eighty Three Naira and USD 496,596, Four Hundred and Ninety Six Thousand, Five Hundred and Ninety Six US Dollars from Storm 360 account where Obi Asika acts as the CEO and signatory.

Olisa Adibua, we reliably gathered got more than he bargained for upon submission of the petition as his ex partner didn’t only refuse to give answers to the allegations of possible mismanagement of funds but also petitioned the Inspector General of Police, alleging a threat to his life by his former friend.

Asika’s petition however got the nod of the powers that be as it led to the arrest of Olisa Adibua who was detained at the SFU on the 24th of July 2012 till around 9pm before the case was transferred to force headquarters Abuja.

In what looks like a fight back, the showbiz colossus seems not to be done with the case thus the reason for his fresh petition to the EFCC. Olisa in the petition this time lamented how Obi Asika who’s the sole signatory, though with his full approval, while their relationship lasted never allowed him have a look into the company’s bank statement despite that they jointly started the business in the year 2008 before Asika relocated fully to Nigeria from the United States.

He also pointed out that Mr. Asika had on countless occasions insisted that no money was made from the entertainment outfit whenever he queried the exact income because he has never received any dividends since the business kicked off hence his decision to go legal before he received the shocking sack letter, a decision he’s also challenging.

The duo, Enquirer heard, were guests at the EFCC Ikoyi office on Tuesday 26th of February 2014 where they were invited and interrogated on the allegation leveled against Obi Asika”


Fejiro Oliver

Authoritative facts are beginning to emerge that Great Ovedje Ogboru who poses as the gubernatorial flag bearer of the Labor Party (LP) is not the change he claims to be, but a smooth political betrayal.

Days of private investigations on why the once diehard loyalist and son of the prominent Dafinone family, Ede Dafinone abandoned the political sinking ship of Ogboru has yielded results.

According to credible sources who spoke in the course of the investigation; during the Delta Central Senatorial by-election that took place on October 5th 2013, Ogboru was the brain behind his candidate, Dafinone who contested under the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), losing to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Senator Edesiri Aguariavwodo, who is best known as the bench warmer of the Red Chambers, for being inactive since he was rigged into power.

It was gathered that during the by-election, an unwritten agreement was reached between Ogboru and power brokers of the PDP who visited his Abraka hometown to plead with him to support Aguariavwodo. The deal according to sources will see him benefiting massively from the Federal Government through awards of contracts, especially as he was already cash strapped.

As expected, the whore politician bowed to their wishes to allow the PDP in Delta Central have their way, while Ogboru pretended to be supporting Dafinone. One of the sources confided in this reporter that while the election was ongoing, Ogboru was in his home, painted white in Abraka snoring away, while he purposely switched off his phones.

“That was not the Ogboru we know. In past elections, that man will make sure that votes from Abraka and Ethiope East were protected, as he moved from ward to ward. But that day own, he was in his house sleeping away. Even when we sent people to meet him, that they were rigging the elections in his ward; he told the security men to tell us that he is sleeping. That was when we began to suspect that he was playing a foul game with DPP”, stated a source.

Further facts emerged collaborated our sources, as we gathered that immediately after the election; Ogboru came to Dafinone house at Sapele on the 6th of October 2013 to meet some newsmen, who were invited by the Senatorial aspirant, where he planned to reject the election, which was described as hoax. Wearing a white kaftan, according to our sources, Ogboru pleaded with his party candidate to let bygone be bygone, especially as DPP came a distant third. Shocking as this was to Dafinone; he later gave in to Ogboru’s pressure and never pursued the case.

This betrayal by Ogboru, whose effect alone secured victory for Late Senator Pius Ewherido in 2011 was said to have surprised Ede Dafinone, who noted that he could not be under the same party with a man, who bites your heel like a rat, and blow it at the same time to ease your pain; hence his defection to the All Progressive Congress (APC).

True to the gentleman agreement reached with the PDP, Ogboru was given some undisclosed sum of money, with a multi million Naira contract lately from the FG, the money which is believed in some quarters is being used by him to fund his 2015 guber race under the LP.

Ogboru remains the only unenviable politician in Nigeria who has contested governorship elections with different political parties, whenever the poll doors open