Newly revealed blocks of flats allegedly owned by the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC Mr Nsima Ekere, has drawn further mistrust for the anti-corruption fight of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Investigations arising from the success of the whistle blowing euphoria indicates that the new blocks of flats are located at Ikate-Eluguishi Lekki, in Lagos State.
The cozy apartments are built over what used to be a swampy and completely abandoned terrain, brought to life by heavy investment of strong financial might.
A resident in the area, who wished to remained behind the cameras, told our reporters that the edifices there seem to have appeared from nowhere as construction only began four months ago, signifying high energy investment.
“The workers are seen night and day, working round the clock at the project location as if it is a major government contract, and I was shocked when I realized that it was owned by a public servant who is even having some financial challenges in his present office,” the source said.
Mr Ekere, it could be recalled, had last month come under the severe hammer of the Asset Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON over his failure to pay a N27million naira debt borrowed from ECOBank, leading to the forfeiture of some of his properties and freezing of his Bank Accounts.
Most of those who spoke with our reporter wondered why the NDDC boss would refuse to settle old debts before embarking on new personal projects that may lead to further trouble from the Presidency in the ongoing struggle to stem the tide of financial crimes in the country.
The property is expected to be rented out to private users.