WHY EPHRAIM INYANG AND NOT UDOM EMMANUEL SHOULD BE JAILED
Recently, YPP leaders have started speaking in a way that sounds like individuals who have overdosed on heavy drugs; their sentences have an unpleasant smell to them.
Listening to a man who, despite the fact that there are numerous doubts about his leadership as Akwa Ibom State’s commissioner for works, has the audacity to go in public and spew hypocritical hatred out of fear of being soon punished for his involvement in corruption.
The State Governor received over 5,000 petitions during his time as commissioner for works, and for years, Governor Udom Emmanuel accepted his excessively corruptible behavior, paying little attention to the public demand for his dismissal.
Ephraim arrived in Akwa Ibom as a man and resided in a two-bedroom apartment that he built on Atiku Abubakar Way. In Lagos, he rented a home in Ogudu GRA.
Ephraim Inyang currently resides in a huge home in Shelter Afrique with its own electrical sub station, tennis court, enormous swimming pool, many conference rooms, and a bar.
Ephraim Inyang owns six opulent residences on more than 8 hectares of land within his complex in Ikot Ebiere. Three of those homes have a structure in the basement.
Six distinct guest apartments, a chapel with a capacity of no more than 1,000 people, and an event hall with a capacity of up to 2,000 people are all on the site.
The house, which is built with well-equipped multi-million Naira gym, has lawn tennis Court and farm house that end in a river. He also built a palatial mansion in Lagos luxury estate, Banana Island.
This house is a 12 rooms Palatial House with, three seating rooms and basement building that was constructed with special concrete to withstand fire and bomb explosion.
Ephraim Inyang duplicated this same design in Wuse, the Federal capital of Nigeria.
During his days as Commissioner for works, Ephraim built three major private Estate in Shelter Africa, each of the Estate has 24 three-bedroom flats.
He bought over a private Estate in Ontario, Canada, which consists of over twenty flats for commercial renting, and also bought an 8 rooms palatial house for his family,, two seating room and three different swimming pool.
Ephraim In yang purchased a palatial mansion, with a basement in Garrett Mansions, it is the latest phase in the brand-new West End Gate development, in London
This is the mansion his first daughter is living, and this lady is the custodian of most funds Ephraim Inyang launders from Akwa Ibom State Government.
Notorious Ephraim Inyang also has property in Houston, Texas which serves as his second home, a house purchased in 2018 in Gottesman Residential Estate.
Ephraim Inyang acquire two vessels, from a Russian ship builders and Seaport construction company, Amur Shipbuilding Plant.
Down in Ifa Ikot Okpon Ephraim Inyang owned an Estate that has 36 three-bedroom flats and uncountable landed properties scatter across Nigeria.
Ephraim Inyang bought one of those landed property On Road opposite In Nyong Essien Monument with the sum of two hundred and twenty million, but one of the owners of the landed property took him to court to increase purchase sum to 350 m Naira, and they are still in court.
In six years of Ephraim Inyang stewardship at the Ministry of Works, he deducted ten percent from each property compensation paid.
His claimed purpose for this deduction was to pay third-party property valuers, that were supposedly contracted by properties owners.
To show how corrupt Ephraim Inyang, throughout his days as Commissioner for Works , he banned third-party valuers from valuing Properties for owners but deducts their fees from all paid compensation.
The private Estate Valuers had petitioned him, took him to court, but still, he bluntly refused to remit those deductions back to properties owners.
During his last audit check of those deductions, Ephraim Embezzled a total of 17 billion Naira.
Ephraim Inyang who is a bully, have denied many communities, funds that were budgeted for them for payment of compensation for economic crops and communities artefacts.
In most remote villages, he will ask the old women and men to bring national ID cards before they could claim their funds.
Due to this process, in each Project, Ephraim Inyang always go home with more than half of funds allotted for the payment of compensation for economic crops, Trees and artefacts.
Ephraim Inyang who has bullied many contractors who have completed their jobs, refused to pay them and embezzled the funds.
Let me used a project to make a typical example of such fraud, the 1 km Road of the redeem Church in Afaha Atai, in Ibesikpo Local Government Area, the job was completed five years ago, the Contractor, a Syrian man, was forced out of Nigeria by Ephraim Inyang, and he paid the funds of the contract to himself.
Ephraim Inyang as Commissioner for works, destroyed wholly due process and code of conduct of approving officer of a Ministry.
The code of conduct disallowed an approving officer of a Ministry not owned companies he or she awards contracts to.
Akwa Ibom people should ask Ephraim Inyang who is the owner of the company that constructed the Atan Offot Road? Which Bar Austin his brother from Onna, who is now at large in UK, after him and Ephraim conspired and embezzled over 4.7 billion Naira of the project sum?
It was out of the public outcry that Governor, Udom Emmanuel, aborted the contract and handed it to Amectex Construction to complete the project.
Ephraim throughout his days as Commissioner never allowed the real sum of any valued property paid to owners.
Apart from the ten percent he claimed to have deducted for third-Party valuers, he ensures at least 15 percent of the valued sum is deducted.
He presented the correct list of valuation for Governor approval, and after presented another list of deducted valuation for payment to properties owners.
Basically, it was the duty of Ministry of Lands to Value and pay, but Ephraim Inyang as Commissioner for works blocked the Ministry of lands of doing their legitimate duties and blackmailed the Ministry of connivance with Valuers so that he can take full advantage of embezzling the funds.
Akwa Ibom people should judge between Mr. Ephraim Inyang and Governor Udom, who is merit to be convicted and thrown into prison.
Ephraim Inyang has over seven major cases with EFCC and about three with ICPC and if tomorrow he is convicted, Nigerian will blame the Governor.
Most of these petitions were written by Estate Valuers, contracting firms, he embezzled their contract fees.
If Ephraim Inyang is not on hard drugs influence, he would have quietly run himself politically aground without trying to bring a reputation of a man that have condoned so much financial recklessness and excessive abuse of office from him.
Ephraim Inyang who was a power dunk, had caused the Government of Akwa Ibom more litigation expenses than any Government official since the creation of Akwa Ibom State.
Let’s consider a one-storey building at Mbioto belonging to Engr Bassey Anthony, a retired director of Akwa Ibom water Board.
The house was never in the alignment of the Road, but he ordered for demolition of part of the building.
Until today the house is standing collapsed by one side and the road is about 200 Meters away from the Road.
Engr Bassey died two weeks after Ephraim demolished that building without any compensation paid until today.
In one of Engr Bassey Anthony visit to Ephraim Inyang, he ordered his police security to beat up the old man.
Who will think, that such a man without conscience, can come out to public to blackmail Gov Udom Emmanuel?
The mental health of Ephraim Inyang should be checked, I believe he is mentally deranged.
By Emmanuel Nicholas