A very close ally to Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha, Mr Chika Augustine Odionyenma has been indicted for fraud in the United States of America by the FBI, Headline News 365 can exclusively report. Mr Chika Odionyenma who is popularly known by his Igbo nike names ‘’Nwakanwa’’ or ‘’Tony Chika’’ is among the seventy-eight Nigerians whose names were released on Friday 23rd August 2019 for their involvement in cyber fraud in the United States. His name is on 25th spot on the list released by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Mr Odionyenma was one of the multi-millionaires who bankrolled Emeka Ihedioha camapaign between 2018 and early 2019. He was one of the highest donors to the Emeka Ihedioha’s campaign purse within the above mentioned period. According to our investigation, his rapour with Governor Emeka Ihedioha predates the 2019 general elections period.
Mr Chika Augustine Odionyenma whose wealth was made largely from wire fraud launched a charity organization at the peak of fraud career with the name ‘’ Nwakanwa Foundation’’ in Imo state in attempt to disperse attention from his ill-gotten wealth. Like Invictus Okeke, Chika Odionyenma uses a real estate company in disguise for his source of income.
Mr Odionyenma via wire fraud used his company name CTA Finance Source International to receive funds fraudulently obtained from individuals via internet fraud and from some American private companies. His strong relationship with Governor Emeka Ihedioha earned him a place as member of Imo State governorship inauguration planning and handover committee, a committee that was specially set up the by governor himself.
Prior to his indictment, the wanted Odionyenma had been marked for a special political appointment by Governor Emeka Ihedioha as compensation to his huge financial support to the Ihedioha Campaign Organization between 2018 and 2019.
Mr Odionyenma who hails from Amakaohia-Uratta , in Owerri North Local Government Area, in Imo State has been in Imo political spotlight , dinning and wining with some top members of Ihedioha’s team.
The 31-year-old is currently on the run. He has also pulled down all his social media accounts since the news of his name being among seventy-eight Nigerians caught for cyber fraud by the FBI broke out in the media. He is a member of Governor Ihedioha’s committee for recovery of Imo looted property by the immediate past government.
Information gathered by Headline News 365 has it that he has fled the shores of the country earlier today for fear of FBI operatives who have since declared him wanted