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Wednesday, 12 October 2016
Goodie Ibru declared wanted by EFCC for Fraud,stealing and money laundering
In a rather shocking news,the EFCC has declared Goodie Ibru wanted.They said he is wanted for defrauding in the capital market,stealing,diversion of funds,conspiracy and money laundering?Ehnnn?Only one man?
However i find it hard that a man such as Goodie M Ibru with his public profile and belonging to one of the most influential and well known families in Nigeria will abscond.I am guessing the Economic and Financial crimes commission were quick to jump the gun here.We have seen it many times before when public figures have been declared
wanted,only for the men to release a statement a few days saying they have not been contacted etc.
However the EFCC seems convinced in this case with them saying Goodie Ibru allegedly diverted billions of naira and assets belonging to Ikeja Hotels Plc,owners of Sheraton Hotel, Lagos; Federal Palace Hotel; Capital Hotel; and Sheraton Hotel, Abuja.
We watch this space in anticipation to see how this pans out.
The Goodie Ibru biography is an impressive reading.He graduated LLB (London) from the Holborn College of Law in 1965.He was called to the English Bar (Inner Temple) in 1966.
Mr. Goodie Minabo Ibru, OON, is a Principal Partner in the Law firm of G.M.Ibru & Co. He serves as an Officer of the order of the Niger (OON). He serves as the Chairman of Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc, Ikeja Hotel Plc, Capital Hotels PLC and NEPAD Business Group. He is an Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuania in Nigeria, Executive Vice President (West Africa Chapter) African Business Round Table, and Vice President Lagos Chamber of Commerce. He serves as the President of Council, Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, Nigeria's apex private sector tourism body. He served as the Chairman of the Board and Director of Niger Delta Exploration & Production PLC until June 21, 2016. He has been a Director of DN Tyre & Rubber Plc since March 19, 2002.
The businessman is regarded as one of the richest hotel owners in Nigeria.He is from the famous Ibru family who are one of the most influential families in the history of Nigeria.