Stella Dimoko Ex-NIMASA Boss, Akpobolokemi,Allegedly Paid N40m Rent


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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Ex-NIMASA Boss, Akpobolokemi,Allegedly Paid N40m Rent

A witness, Orji Chukwuma, on Wednesday, told a Federal High Court, Lagos, that former Director General of NIMASA, Patrick Akpobolokemi, paid N40m to secure rent in Banana Island.

Chukwuma, the 11th witness for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, gave the testimony at the resumed trial of Akpobolokemi, a former boss of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency.
He is charged alongside five others on a 22-count charge bordering on N2.6 billion conversion and theft.

Others charged are Captain Agaba, Ekene Nwakuche and Governor Juan as well as Blockz and Stonz Ltd, Kenzo Logistics Ltd and Al-Kenzo Logistic Ltd.
Led in evidence by the prosecutor, the witness tendered three documents, which were; receipts for rent, a Toyota Landcruiser Jeep bullet proof, and an Asset Declaration Form.
These were admitted and marked as exhibits P63, 64, and 65.

According to dailypost,He informed the court presided by Justice Ibrahim Buba that Akpolobokemi paid N40 million in three tranches of N12m, N14m and N14m, representing two years rent in Banana island.

The witness also told the court that the former Director-general also paid cash of N38.5m to Vision Motors, for the Toyota Landcruiser Jeep Bullet Proof.
The witness said that this was done between November 11, 2011, and June 19, 2013.
He said that the Agency’s investigation, revealed that the accused received cash sums in dollars which were revealed to be proceeds of crime, adding that same was used In acquiring the said properties.Buba adjourned the case till Nov. 26 and Nov. 29for continuation of trial.
In th charge, the accused were alleged to have converted to their use, N2.6 billion between Dec. 23, 2013 and May 28, 2015.
The offences contravened sections 15 (1), 15 (3), and 18 (a) of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act, 2012.


  1. 40m for rent? Hian, no further comment I beg make I no commit sin. Ose aro

  2. When will these people be prosecuted?

  3. 40m for rent when that can buy him a house at chevron even. Wow. Money is being wasted in this country

  4. This man is the highest moron I have ever seen!...
    Why pay 40m rent when you can add small money and buy a house?...

    1. Moron? Same pple u support. He did nt steal

    2. 40m can even buy house self. This one na money miss road

  5. 40M for rent???

    Oh Chi m!
    These people don't have the fear of God.

  6. 40m on rent? He can't be that stupid, will I be twisted to think this guy is probably renting his own house? I mean he may have built the house under a persons name, so the rent money still end up on his pocket...

    If this isn't so then he is a bastard!! That money will build an edifice on the mainland..🙆🏽🙆🏽🙆🏽

  7. Nigeria raped dry. Nigeria fleeced. Nigeria bled to coma. Our elite, the worst heartless criminals of all nations

  8. 40 what!That's unheard of.That money can provide him his own house. How stupid!

  9. Doctor's wife, this your comment may be true.

  10. Why pay N40million as rent when that can buy you a house....except you are paying the rent to yourself while using the landlord as a front.

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  11. 40million? Thats enough to buy a land and even build a house in a good area sef. Or rather sef buy one outrightly.

  12. Maybe the RENT is for the rest of his life.

    People just lack the fear of God

  13. Some Nigerians are fearless!!! God! 40m., public fund? Rot in jail

  14. 40m rent? Is it by force to live in banana island? Inukwa!!!


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