SPIPRPP may quiz Senator James Manager over N5bn allegation


The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIPRPP ), may quiz James Manager, the senator representing Delta South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, James Manager, over alleged N5billion scam.

According reports,  the SPIPRPP, headed by Okoi Obono-Obla, is allegedly claiming that James Manager, has been indicted on allegations of acquiring properties worth over N5 billion located within and outside the shores of the country with government funds.

It was gathered that a petition to the Federal Government panel by the Conduct and Due Process group had called for the probe and prosecution of the lawmaker over the alleged huge property laundering.

“We, as a group, are fully prepared to follow this matter to a logical conclusion. It is a known fact that Senator James Manager, through the NDDC, amassed wealth through sharp practices and corrupt manner as well as contracts grabbing with names of cronies. We are calling on the (SPIP) to investigate and prosecute the Delta lawmaker”, a member of the SPIP, was quoted as saying.

“We are also requesting that the corrupt acquisition of properties worth over N5 billion scattered all over Delta, Abuja and the United States be temporarily forfeited to the Federal Government. Some of the properties include a mansion in USA; KFT Event Centre in Warri (the biggest centre in Delta), Bendel Estate in Warri; a mansion in Apo area of Abuja worth over N500m, as well as filling stations in Delta State, among others.”


Recall that the presidential panel, through the National Assembly clerk, issued a summons to Manager to appear before it and answer some questions bothering on the subject matter. Investigations gathered that the Senator travelled to China, and was unaviodable absent to be in the senate for questions.

“Senator James Manager is currently in our net; but as we talk, he is putting up some tactics not to answer to our summons. When our summons was sent to him through the Senate clerk, he hurriedly lobbied to join his colleagues travelling to China for a seminar.

The panel’s investigative team was said to have visited some locations of the properties in question in Warri, Delta State, Abuja and other parts of the federation.

SPIPRPP Chairman, Okoi Obono-Obla, said Manager was under investigation by the Panel.

“We are investigating him but I can’t disclose the name of the petitioner for security reasons,” Obono-Obla stated.

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