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Court remands Jonathan’s godson Turnah in prison



Court remands Jonathan’s godson Turnah in prison

George Turnah, known popularly as a godson of former President Goodluck Jonathan, has been remanded in prison custody by a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt over alleged fraud of N3billion.

Turnah is facing a 12-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence, money laundering and abuse of office to the tune of N3, 094, 268, 235.69 billion leveled against him and seven firms, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The defendant had through his counsel, Amuda Kanika (SAN) orally applied for bail. His bail was however dismissed by the trial judge, Justice Ibrahim Watila.

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Turner was also a former Special Adviser on Youths to the ex-managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Mr. Bassey Dan-Abia.

Turnah is among several others connected to Nigeria former President Goodluck Jonathan facing corruption charges in court.


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