Goodie Ibru wanted by EFCC over Ikeja Hotels fraud


Businessman, Goodie Ibru, has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Spokesman of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Wednesday, said Ibru is wanted for allegedly diverting billions of naira and assets of Ikeja Hotels to his personal use.

“The public is hereby notified that Goodie Minabo Ibru… is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in connection with a case of conspiracy, capital market fraud, stealing, diversion of funds and money laundering,” the statement read.

“He allegedly diverted billions of naira and assets of Ikeja Hotels Plc, owners of Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, Federal Palace Hotel, owners of Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, to his personal benefit.”

Uwajuren urged “anybody having useful information as to his whereabouts (to) contact the commission through any of its offices located at Abuja, Kano, Gombe, Lagos, Ibadan, Maiduguri, Enugu and Port Harcourt.”

Goddie is regarded as one of the richest hoteliers in Nigeria.

Also known as G.M Ibru, he is the current Chairman Ikeja Hotel Plc, owners of Sheraton Hotel Lagos.

He also chairs The Tourist Company of Nigeria Plc, TCN, and Capital Hotels Plc, owners of Federal Palace Hotel and Abuja Sheraton Hotel respectively.

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