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”