In an era where the flamboyant and exorbitant lifestyles of public office holders is the order of the day,there’s no end in sight.
Public office holders spend taxpayers monies recklessly without recourse to the economic situation in the country, or standard of living of its citizens.
Avalanche of documents in possession of Secret Reporters revealed how the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr Nsima Ekere used the nation’s funds to acquire multi billion Naira properties in the United Kingdom and United States of America. One out of tens of the documents in our possession currently studied by our team of reporters detailed how the NDDC boss splashed a whooping sum of N124.9 Million to buy a mansion in the US. Competent sources disclosed that the source of the funds cannot be far fetched as the Managing Director is reportedly sitting on a stack of money to spend as he wishes.
According to one of the documents in our possession, the property located at Sugarland, Maryland, United States of America costs $347,000 and is bought in the MD’s wife’s name, Mrs Ese Nsima Ekere, possibly to avoid detection by the authorities back in Nigeria. Sugarland is one of the most expensive cities to live in US, with only the night boys owning properties there.
Sequel to paying for the property, Nsima Ekere has refused to remit property tax as stipulated in the United States of America and reported evaded paying the sum of $6,487 being the amount of tax due for the property. We gathered authoritatively that he may soon be jailed by the United States authority in 2018 if the date given to him to pay the paltry sum of N2.3 Million property tax elapses.
A mail sent to him and intercepted by us, of the tax due for the property was sent to him with the accompanying bank account details for the payment to be made.
Months of investigations on Nsima by Secret Reporters has unearthed his lust for properties. We caught up with one of his near dirty deals in an attempt to buy a property worth N1.7 billion in Banana Island, Lagos State, but due to yet to be identified reasons which may not be far from President Muhammadu Buhari anti corruption stance, he made a U-turn and refused to buy the property but allegedly diverted the money into a foreign account which is under our foreign partners investigations.
When contacted by our Editor, Mr Nsima Ekere denied acquiring any property in the USA by simply replying “false”, despite overwhelming evidence that the property belongs to him. Minutes later, the restless MD called Secret Reporters to ask how we were able to get the documents, which we refused to disclose, thus confirming our story.
As the oil rich commission boss, contractors who reached out to us complained on how he collects millions in dollars as kickback the moment they are paid for contracts awarded to them by NDDC and whoever fails to grease his palm should bid goodbye to contracts from the commission.
To be continued…