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EFCC goes after Dino Melaye, others over Saraki’s ‘invisible’ mansion in Abuja

The APC lawmaker representing a Kogi state at the National Assembly in Abuja, Dino Melaye, is set to be grilled by Nigeria's anti-graft body, EFCC.

The EFCC will invite the chairman senate committee on FCT, Dino Melaye, for questioning over an “invisible” N125 million building purportedly rented for the senate president.

The property is said to be located at Plot 973, Mban Close, off Pope John Paul Street, Maitama, Abuja, rented at N50 million per year on a two-year tenancy, with fees and VAT bringing the total cost to N125 million. 


Surprisingly, the building could not be traced after several searches.

It was learnt that the commission will also invite officials of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC) for interrogation.

The Cable had reported that the AMMC – in league with Melaye’s committee – rented the property from Legendark Consultants for the senate president.

The senate president, who lives in his own house at Lake Chad Crescent, Maitama, has since denied knowledge of the deal.

It was reported that a second house purportedly rented for Ike Ekweremadu, Dep. Sen. President at Plot 22, Vaal Street, off Rhine Street, Maitama, Abuja, is unoccupied.


Ekweremadu still lives at his personal residence at the Apo Legislative Quarters, and his media aide, Uche Anichukwu, said he is not aware of the property.

Curiously, the key players in the affair refused to pick up calls or reply to SMS from The Cable.

However, an official of the EFCC said they'll go after the principal actors "anytime from now”.

The APC lawmaker representing a Kogi state at the National Assembly in Abuja, Dino Melaye, is set to be grilled by Nigeria’s anti-graft body, EFCC.

The EFCC will invite the chairman senate committee on FCT, Dino Melaye, for questioning over an “invisible” N125 million building purportedly rented for the senate president.

The property is said to be located at Plot 973, Mban Close, off Pope John Paul Street, Maitama, Abuja, rented at N50 million per year on a two-year tenancy, with fees and VAT bringing the total cost to N125 million. 

Surprisingly, the building could not be traced after several searches.

It was learnt that the commission will also invite officials of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC) for interrogation.

The Cable had reported that the AMMC – in league with Melaye’s committee – rented the property from Legendark Consultants for the senate president.

The senate president, who lives in his own house at Lake Chad Crescent, Maitama, has since denied knowledge of the deal.

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It was reported that a second house purportedly rented for Ike Ekweremadu, Dep. Sen. President at Plot 22, Vaal Street, off Rhine Street, Maitama, Abuja, is unoccupied.

Ekweremadu still lives at his personal residence at the Apo Legislative Quarters, and his media aide, Uche Anichukwu, said he is not aware of the property.

Curiously, the key players in the affair refused to pick up calls or reply to SMS from The Cable.

However, an official of the EFCC said they’ll go after the principal actors “anytime from now”.