Friday, March 8, 2013

Former Super Eagles striker Kanu loses $9 million to fraudsters


Former Super Eagles star Nwankwo Kanu has lost a staggering $9m (about N 1.4 billion) to fraudsters.  A top executive of his hotel has been arrested and charged to court. 
According to PM News reports, Managing director of Hardley Suites Hotel in Lagos, Ayoola Gam Ikon was arrested and charged to court for the alleged fraud.

Operatives of the Inspector General of Police Monitoring Unit arrested the suspect, Mr. Ikon, for allegedly stealing the sum of N1.4 billion belonging to the hotel owned by Kanu. Also arrested along with him over the alleged fraud is a hotel staff, Oke Samuel. 

The police alleged in charge suit No. K/8/2013 that Ikon was arrested following a complaint by the management of Hardley Suites Limited, Nwankwo Kanu and Ogbonna Kanu, that Ikon between 2005 and 2012 allegedly defrauded them of the sum of about N1.4 billion on the pretense of using the money to expand the existing facilities of the hotel by constructing and furnishing of additional blocks of 30 suites and conference facilities.
However, Mr. Ikon allegedly failed to use the money for the purpose and allegedly converted the money to his personal use.

The Chief Magistrate, O.O.  Oshin has admitted that the first defendant to bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties in like sum. One of the sureties must be the defendant himself; the other should be a civil servant on level 16.
She also admitted the second defendant to bail in the sum of N500, 000, with two sureties in like sum.

For now, the defendants have been moved a facility in Ikoyi, Lagos pending when they would fulfill the bail conditions. The case was also adjourned till 4TH of April.