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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Senate: Ephraim Inyang lay-off his luxury properties in Banana Island, Ontario for 10m dollars

The sacked Chief of Staff to Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State, Ephraim Inyangeyen has allegedly sold his property at Banana Island and his estate in Ontario to a Turkish investor, Mr  Ayaz  Hamza at the rate of Ten Million Dollars.

Inyangeyen was the Commissioner for works then the Chief of Staff to the governor before his removal from office due to abuse of office and rascality.

He thereafter defected to the Young Progressives Party, YPP for his senatorial ambition since his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP which upholds the principle of zoning did not give him ticket as the slot was for Ikot Abasi federal Constituency which did not favor him.

Inyangeyen had since moved on with  his political sojourn in his newly joined  party and had been seen attacking his benefactor, gov Emmanuel during campaigns.

It was gathered that the financial burden of campaigns has started weighing the sacked CoS down as he has started disposing some of his properties which he had earlier denied of being the owner.

A reliable source revealed that Mr Inyangeyen  sold his estate at Banana Island and Ontario Canada to KIC Holding to sponsor his course which according to him is dead on arrival considering the number of toes he had stepped on when he was the commissioner for works.

Earlier, a former ally to the sacked CoS, Emmanuel Nicholas has called for the prosecution of Mr Ephraim Inyangeyen over corruption and misappropriation of funds while in office.

He disclosed that during his tenure as the Commissioner for works,  Inyangeyen built a palatial mansion in Lagos luxury estate, Banana Island as well as Wuse, the Federal capital of Nigeria.

He added, "he also built three major private estates in Shelter Afrique, each of the Estates has 24 three-bedroom flats.

"He bought over a private Estate in Ontario, Canada, which consists of over twenty flats for commercial renting, and also bought an 8-room palatial house for his family,, two sitting room and three different swimming pools. 

"Ephraim Inyang purchased a palatial mansion, with a basement in Garrett Mansions, it is the latest phase in the brand-new West End Gate development, in London."

Nicholas in an interview with journalists in Uyo said the erstwhile Commissioner has no moral justification to speak in the public domain as thousands of petitions were written by citizens of the state during his tenure as a result of his corrupt practices.

According to him, "Inyangeyen is a man who has many questions to answer from his stewardship as Commissioner for Works in Akwa Ibom State, but has the boldness to come to the public domain and spit venoms of hypocrisy, borne out of fear that he will soon be prosecuted for his corrupt activities.

"In his days as commissioner for works, the Akwa Ibom State Government received over five thousand petitions, and for years Governor Udom Emmanuel tolerated his excessive corruptible activities, and public outcry for his removal."

He explained that Ephraim returned to Akwa Ibom as a sojourner with a two-bedroom flat he built on Atiku Abubakar way, and stated that where he lived in Lagos was a rented apartment in Ogudu GRA.

He further said that Ephraim Inyangeyen now lives in a massive mansion in Shelter Afrique that has its own electricity sub station, tennis court, massive swimming pool, four meeting halls and a bar while his compound in Ikot Ebiere, Onna local government, has six palatial mansions within a landed property that is on over 8 hectares of land, with three of those houses having a basement building.

“The property has six different guest flats, a chapel that can accommodate more than a thousand people, and an event center that can take up to two thousand persons is also built with well-equipped multi-million naira gym, a lawn tennis Court and farm house that terminates in a river.”

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