Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and scores of fully-armed riot policemen and soldiers at the weekend ransacked the Bayelsa home of George Turnah, popularly known as the godson to former President Goodluck Jonathan.
THEWILL gathered that fierce-looking operatives of the anti-graft agency arrived the courtyard of Turnah located at Kolo Creek, Ogbia Local Government at about 5p.m. and painstakingly searched various buildings and rooms in the premises till about 10p.m.
The commission is said to be investigating alleged cases of corrupt enrichment against Turnah and his involvement in the disappearance of money allocated to the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Turnah founded the Jonathan Youth Vanguard popularly called Joy 2011, a platform which he used to mobilise support for Jonathan in the 2011 elections and was rewarded with the award of the Member of the Order of the Niger (MON) by Jonathan and appointed a Special Assistant on Youth Matters to the Managing Director of NDDC in 2012.
Following the exit of Jonathan in 2015, Turnah who floated a conglomerate, El-Godams and Celtic Group of Companies with investments in transport, agriculture and sports among others, has been on the radar of the EFCC as it looks into the books of the NDDC.
Although there was no clue that any money was recovered from the house, the team were said to have carted away cheque books and financial documents having met Turner’s absence as reports indicate that the 33-year-old law graduate allegedly fled his multi-billion naira Kolo Creek Villa built with a gold-plated fence and gate a few minutes before arrival of the EFCC.