The battle for the soul of Delta State by the All Progressive Congress (APC) have started quickly, as impeccable information reaching SecretReporters reveals that the first family of Delta State is now under security radar of the two main anti-corruption bodies in Nigeria, namely the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Special Panel on Investigation and Prosecution (SPIP).
We can authoritatively report that a high powered petition to the presidency which has been obtained by this online newspaper is the cause of the presidential order to specifically monitor Governor Ifeanyi Okowa younger sister, Ivana Shenton and her husband, Mark Shenton, over alleged act of money laundering.
According to the top political petitioners, Ivana is allegedly used to siphon money out of the country, using the cover of her British husband, Mark. This money we gathered is sourced from the controversial N13.6 billion new secretariat building along NTA Road, Asaba.
Sources within the presidency confirmed to SecretReporters that Ivana is actually the brain behind the secretariat and only brought in Osadebey Osakwe, a banker who has no single experience in building to pitch the idea, using North China Construction Company.
According to the Presidential sources, Ivana and the husband are the alleged foreign front of moving Delta State money abroad; which triggered the interest of the authorities to start monitoring their movement in and out of the country, as well as their bank dealings. One of the sources revealed that a particular account of the Governor’s sister spills over $1.3 million, since the brother was elected.
The petitioners noted that all the workers for the secretariat must pass through Ivana before they are approved to work, as well as every suppliers and sub-contractors getting her nod before they are given supply job. This was independently confirmed by SecretReporters to be true.
“The Presidency has waited for long for this on Delta and this will be the first step into correcting the corruption in Delta State. We will invite her soon to answer questions on the allegations written in the petition. You people cannot be running Delta State like a one man show or family business. It’s a state for everyone not an estate for few”, one of our EFCC sources, who is privy to the petition told SecretReporters.
Calls placed to her line on 080294****3 were not picked up.