EFCC Seizes N1b House Traced To GEJ’s Chief of Staff!
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By Sola Sadiq
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has seized a house belonging to Brig. Gen. Jones Oladehinde Arogbofa (rtd), the former Chief of Staff to former President, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, it was learnt.
The house, reportedly worth over N1b, is located in the highbrow Asokoro area of Abuja.
Apart from forfeiting his house, sources revealed that the Ondo State-born retired army officer also returned an unspecified sums of money to the government.
The EFCC stumbled on an incriminating information following a confessional statement allegedly made by an oil baron currently facing trial over multi-billion dollars oil swap deals during the immediate past administration.
The oil magnate had reportedly told EFCC interrogators that he gave the house and money as “gifts to the former COS”, a claim Arogbofa allegedly did not dispute after he was briefly quizzed by the anti-graft agency.
Arogbofa, who served as COS for about two years, succeeded Chief Mike Oghiadomhe, who was fired by Jonathan in early 2014.
He allegedly got the job through the influence of ex-military president, Gen Ibrahim Babangida, under whom he served as the Director of the defunct Directorate of Foods, Roads and Rural Infrastructure (DFRRI) in the early 90s.