Amaechi’s spokesman battle with Fayose’s aide over recovered Ikoyi fund

David Iyofor, media aide of Rotimi Amaechi, minster of transportation, got involved in a Twitter tirade with  Lere Olayinka, spokesman of Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, over the money recovered by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in lkoyi, Lagos.

The EFCC released pictures and video of the money, saying it was uncovered in a fire proof safe at Osborne Towers in Ikoyi.

Since the real identity of the owner was unknown, Solomon Adeola, senator representing Lagos west; Adamu Mu’azu, former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); and Esther Nnamdi-Obue, ex-managing director of Petroleum Products Pricing and Marketing Company (PPMC), were all linked to the money, but they denied ownership of it.

In the midst of this, Lere Olayinka claimed that the money had been traced to Amaechi, and Iyofor debunked the claim describing him as a “big liar”.

“Just hearing with one ear that Amaechi may have link to the House,” Olayinka wrote on Twitter, and Iyofor fired back: “Liar. You better hear well before your ear sends you to prison.”

Not deterred, Olyinka wrote: “Cover up game has started! Rotimi Amaechi owns the house.”

“The Osborne Towers, a luxury residential complex in Ikoyi, Lagos where EFCC said it found $43,449,947, £27,800 and N23, 218,000 on Wednesday is owned by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.” “The house was built by Alhaji Adamu Muazu, the former Chairman of PDP through a loan from GTBank.”

Iyofor’s responded: “Where is your proof? If you think you can link Amaechi to the house and money by tweeting this rubbish, then you need to have your head examined.

“Big Liar! Demonic Liar! Listen, you disgusting pig, Rotimi Amaechi is not connected or linked in anyway whatsoever to the house &/or money.”

Enjoy the tweets below:

Meanwhile, a Lagos court has ordered forfeiture of the money to the federal government.



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Ayo Olowo is a writer, a web developer, an online marketer. My interest is in sports and international affairs.


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