The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has declared a manhunt for business mogul, Goodie Ibru, over alleged diversion of billions of naira and assets belonging to the Ikeja Hotels Plc.
The Ikeja Hotels Plc are the owners of the Lagos Sheraton Hotel and the Federal Palace Hotel, Abuja.
Investigations revealed that Ibru was declared wanted in relation with a case of alleged conspiracy, capital market fraud, diversion of billions of funds and assets belonging the Ikeja Hotels Plc.
A top operative of the commission said that the commission decided to declare Ibru wanted when the commission’s efforts to arrest him failed.
The source said, “Goodie Ibru has been declared wanted by the commission.
“The case against him is conspiracy to commit capital market fraud, diversion of funds.
“He is wanted for diverting billions of naira and assets of Ikeja Hotel Plc, the owner of Sheraton Hotel and Federal Palace Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos.
“Of course, efforts were made to arrest him . How can you declare somebody wanted without first making efforts to get the person?”
The Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed that the business man had been declared wanted by the commission.