Chika Odionyenma, one of the suspected fraudsters on the wanted list of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), was a member of the inauguration committee of Emeka Ihedioha, the Governor of Imo State, a report has said.
TheCable reports that it saw a copy of the letter on the appointment of Odionyenma into the committee which planned the governor’s inauguration.
The letter was personally signed by Ihedioha.
“Following my successful declaration as Governor-elect of Imo State by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC and my subsequent receipt of certificate of return thereof, I have duly constituted an inauguration planning and handover committee,with the responsibility of liaising with the existing government to ensure a smooth handover of power to our party on 29th May, 2019,” the letter read.
“I will be pleased if you can serve as a Member of the Sub-Committee on Logistics. The committees will be inaugurated on Tuesday 9th April 2019, Rockview Hotel Owerri at 12 noon.
“I trust you will avail us your expertise and time in carrying out this assignment to support quest to rebuild Imo.
“While recognizing your sacrifice, accept my congratulations.”
Reports claim Odionyenma, a native of Amakaohia-Uratta in the Owerri North Local Government Area of the state, spent huge sums of money in the governor’s campaign. He was said to have disguised as a real estate enthusiast.
The suspect is a member of a “Committee for Recovery of Looted Property in Imo”, set up by Ihedioha to recover assets suspected to have been illegally taken by former office holders.
TheCable reports that after the FBI list was released, the suspect shut all his known social media accounts and went into hiding.