Society lady and ex-confidential secretary also described as a mistress to Dr. Mike Adenuga, Nora Olumide Johnson, has raised the alarm over her current ordeals in the hands of her billionaire ex-lover and Globacom owner.
Johnson, a Sierra Leone national is currently standing trial for fraudulent practice bordering on alleged diversion of a total sum of $350,000, property of Worldspan Holdings, a company belonging to Adenuga, which she was directed to transfer to Conoil Oil account but allegedly diverted it to different accounts in China for self-benefit.
The lady is having her days in court with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, prosecuting her, a charge she denied.
Ms. Honora Olumide Johnson informed the court during a court hearing that her former boss, Mike Adenuga, accused her of conspiracy, forgery, theft, and getting money under false pretence because she ended a 27-year love relationship with him for her own peace of mind.
Meanwhile, Justice A. Lewis Allagoa, Presiding Judge, Federal High Court ( Lagos Division) has ordered the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) to take possession of all property owned by the society woman, Ms Nora Johnson.
The anti-graft agency had received a petition over some infractions allegedly committed by Ms. Johnson in her former office.
It was learnt that Ms. Johnson was accused of over-invoicing on the purchase of vehicles, inflating air ticket fares and more and the amount in local and foreign currencies was in excess of one billion naira (N1billion).
This then prompted the interim forfeiture of some properties and bank accounts on the order of Justice A.M. Liman on February 16, 2021, following an application on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria by the EFCC.
However, on March 21, 2021, Ms Johnson and the other respondents: Babajide Aremu Johnson, Olabose Ibrahim Falobi, Steve Nnamdi Izebu, Steve Ibem and Bakoliza Limited went to court to suspend or stay execution on Justice Liman’s order.
They had sought the following: an order to discharge the interim order of forfeiture of assets, an order discharging the final forfeiture and any other orders as deemed fit by the court.
In his judgment after hearing J.O. Adeyemi Esq Counsel for the Applicant/Respondent and V.C. Nwokafor Counsel for the 1st, 2nd and 6th Respondents/Applicants, Justice Allagoa ordered that the motion of Ms. Johnson and the other respondents’ dated March 12, 2021, is “hereby set aside.”
The judgment delivered on July 15, 2021 stated further: “That the order of Justice Liman stands in all its ramifications” and “That the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are entitled to take possession of all that property subject of the Order of my Lord A.M. Liman on 16th day of February, 2021”
However, a report in theelites.ng quoting sources within the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) confirmed that N507million has been recovered from Nora Johnson, the Sierra Leonean woman involved in a case of multi-million naira fraud against her former employers, and her co-conspirators.
It was gathered that while Nora Johnson refunded N100m on account of her involvement in the fraud to the EFCC, some of the conspirators in the years-long racket refunded N400m, another accused person refunded N7m on behalf of Nora Johnson.
However, Nora Johnson, according to the EFCC source, reneged on paying the expected balance, which led to her present predicament.