The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday, March 14, arrested George Turner, a political ally and godson of former President Goodluck Jonathan, for alleged corruption.
According to Vanguard, Turner’s arrest comes on the heels of report that he allegedly pocketed over N2 billion, suspected to have been siphoned from the account of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) between 2012 and 2015.
EFCC arrests Goodluck Jonathan’s godson over alleged N2bn scam
He was arrested without notice by the security men in Port Harcourt, Rivers state on Tuesday morning, March 14.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Head of Media and Publicity in EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren.
Uwujaren said that Turner’s arrest was in connection with documents obtained from the suspect’s mansion and bank statements showing illegal inflow of over N2 billion, when the man in question does not have a means of livelihood to justify such accumulation.
He said: “Turner was arrested in Port Harcourt, Rivers state in connection with alleged possession of funds running into N2 billion, suspected to be funds siphoned from the NDDC while serving there as an Adviser.
“Preliminary investigations by the EFCC threw up deposits made in his personal and company bank accounts in excess of N2 billion.
“A search conducted in his houses in Port Harcourt and Yenogoa, yielded useful documents.
“Turnah has made useful statements to the EFCC and will be arraigned as soon as investigations are concluded.”
Turnah served in the NDDC between 2012 and 2015.
He served as the Special Adviser on Youths to the erstwhile Managing Director of the NDDC, Dan Abia.