Following last investigation and a court order blocking N116million belonging to the House of Representatives Minority Leader and member representing Isoko Federal constituency, Mr. Leo Okuweh Ogor by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the embattled lawmaker is said to have hurriedly mobilised to site to revive some of the road contracts his company may have abandoned.
Speaking to HardReporters National Assembly correspondent, a constituent in the area who pleaded for anonymity said following last week action against his representative in the lower chambers by EFCC, some abandoned constituency projects especially roads in the area been executed by companies allegedly owned by Mr. Ogor have mobilised to site.
“One of such roads is the Eterieva street in Ozoro, home town of the lawmaker. We were shocked to see bulldozers working on the street just after last week action by EFCC against my representative in the national Assembly. In the history of Isoko nation, Leo Ogor is one of the most corrupt politicians we ever had. All contracts are cornered to his companies after ” influencing” such projects. Ogor, has succeeded in pocketing Isoko nation.
“All his antecedents right from time have been fraudulent, its not a hidden thing. Its a pity that majority of our people have sold their future and that of their children both unborn to antics of Leo Ogor. Leo is running Isoko like his personal estate and amassing wealth at the expense of the Isoko people.” our source lamented.
It would be recalled that Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), last week secured a court order from Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Lagos to block N116million belonging to the House of Representatives Minority Leader and member representing Isoko Federal constituency, Mr. Leo Okuweh Ogor.
The money is contained in the accounts of five of the six companies owned by Ogor with which he secured contracts from some agencies as constituency projects.
EFCC is also looking into a payment of over N318million to two of the companies by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The probe followed a petition against the House leadership by the suspended Appropriation Committee Chairman, Abdulmumin Jibrin on alleged padding of 2016 Budget and insertion of bogus constituency projects.
EFCC said its detectives discovered that Ogor has 30 accounts, including six (which had huge deposits) belonging to his companies, two dormant savings accounts and the rest personal.
The companies are: Laurelton Global Services Limited; Zanny Concern Limited; Racen Integrated Global Nigeria Limited; Simplified Concept Limited; Fergio Ventures Nigeria Limited; and Peanard Nigeria Limited.
Of the six companies, two, Simplified Concept Limited and Laurelton, have Ogor as a serving director.
HardReporters reports that EFCC is now investigating abuse of office; awarding constituency projects to his companies; contract splitting being sole signatory to six accounts, which were not declared in his Asset Declaration Form; curious payment of over N318million into two of the accounts by the NDDC for undisclosed projects; and other allegations in Jibrin’s petition.
In his response, Mr. Leo Ogor simply said the allegations bordering on constituency projects amounted to non-issue.