Saturday, July 25, 2015

Onyeka Onwenu’s P.A Lands In Prison Over N17m Bribe In Department She Heads


One of Nigeria’s foremost celebrities, Onyeka Onwenu, has been accused of demanding and collecting kickbacks through her personal assistant, Chika Abazu, from a contractor employed to carry out renovation works at the National Centre for Women Development [NCWD], where she is director general.

The accusation was levelled by Joseph Nwakama, an architect with Solidmark Associates Limited, the company employed by the Centre to carry out the renovation of its guest house.


However, although it was established by investigators from the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, that Mr. Abazu indeed demanded and received a total of N17 million bribe from the contractor, no direct evidence has so far linked Ms. Onwenu to the offence.

So, it was Mr. Abazu who was on July 10 arraigned before a Federal Capital Territory High Court on a six-count charge of bribery and gratification.

The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges but was denied bail and ordered remanded in the Federal Prisons, Kuje, until the case is dispensed with.

The presiding judge, Justice Chukwu Ndukwe, adjourned the case till September 28 for trial to commence.


Although investigators could not directly link Ms. Onwenu to bribetaking, documents obtained by the icirnigeria.org revealed so many wrongdoings by the Centre’s management under her watch, including funding the Solidmark contract with money taken from a Women Empowerment Programme in Zamfara State and spending more than was budgeted for the project. That is apart from paying the contractor even before he was officially awarded the contract.

27 comments:

  1. It is time to purge

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  2. I commend the man for standing up against them

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  3. a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said..
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    Naso person go dey spoil person name any hw... I hope dey lock his ass thoguh...
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

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  4. Toor, lobatan

    Fibonnachi Omogbai

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  5. Enough investigation oo


    Fibonnachi Omogbai

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  6. Ghen! Ghen!...everybody nyansh don dey open small small

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  7. 'Although investigators could not directly link Ms. Onwenu to bribetaking, documents obtained by the icirnigeria.org revealed so many wrongdoings by the Centre’s management under her watch' I have always known she can never be innocent. That position was for her to embezzle money

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  8. Na wa o, prison go soon filled up

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  9. Omo this buhari government wicked oooo. Na everybody dem dey expose lol

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  10. Na wa o, prison go soon filled up

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  11. Onyeka Onwenu? shuuuu.... Unheard!!!

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  12. And she always acts holy

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  13. MR EDDY said this heat wan kill person


    This is somehow complicated. Only God knows who dey tell the truth.
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    ^™THAT EDO BOY.COM~

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  14. MR EDDY said this heat wan kill person


    This is somehow complicated. Only God knows who dey tell the truth.
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    ^™THAT EDO BOY.COM~

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  15. MR EDDY said this heat wan kill person


    This is somehow complicated. Only God knows who dey tell the truth.
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    ^™THAT EDO BOY.COM~

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  16. This is really bad. If irregularities are happening where you head and you didn't say anything about it definitely you are part of it.

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  17. Hmmmm I never expect this woman to be involve in all these shadey deals

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  18. Okay o,they should try and investigate the woman too.

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  19. Too bad for her she lost her respect

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  20. The hopeless woman lost all her goodwill following Goodluck about.

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