– A trending photo has shown Chika Odionyenma with Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo state
– Odionyenma is one of the persons on the FBI’s 77-man list of suspected Nigerian fraudsters
– The suspect was appointed into the inauguration committee of the governor
Checks have revealed that one of the persons on FBI’s 77-man list of suspected Nigerian fraudsters, Chika Odionyenma, was appointed into the inauguration committee of Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo state.
A copy of the letter on the appointment of Odionyenma into the committee which planned the governor’s inauguration has been circulating.
The letter was personally signed by Governor Ihedioha, then governor-elect.
It read: “Following my successful declaration as governor-elect of Imo state by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC and my subsequent receipt of certificate of return thereof, I have duly constituted an inauguration planning and handover committee, with the responsibility of liaising with the existing government to ensure a smooth handover of power to our party on 29th May, 2019,” the letter read.
“I will be pleased if you can serve as a member of the sub-committee on logistics. The committees will be inaugurated on Tuesday 9th April 2019, Rockview Hotel Owerri at 12 noon.
“I trust you will avail us your expertise and time in carrying out this assignment to support quest to rebuild Imo.
“While recognizing your sacrifice, accept my congratulations.”
There are reports that Odionyenma, who hails from Amakaohia-Uratta, Owerri north local government area of the state, invested financially into the campaign of Ihedioha.
The suspect is also member of a “committee for recovery of looted property in Imo,” set up by Ihedioha to recover assets suspected to have been illegally taken by former office holders.
After the FBI list was released, the suspect shut all his known social media accounts and went into hiding.
Meanwhile, Festus Keyamo, minister of state for Niger Delta affairs, has confirmed that he is friends with Jerry Ikogho, one of the cyber fraud suspects apprehended by the FBI.
A picture of Keyamo and Ikogho have been trending on micro-blogging site, Twitter, sparking different reactions.
Ikhogo is number three on the 77-man list of Nigerian fraud suspects released by the FBI on Thursday, August 22.
Keyamo confirmed that he and Ikogho were born in Ughelli, Delta state, and grew up as childhood friends.
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