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, Amuwo Parrot News (APN) can exclusively report.
Mr Chika Odionyenma who is popularly known by his Igbo nicknames ‘’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 20th 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.
Amuwo Parrot News (APN) heard that he has fled the shores of the country earlier today for fear of FBI operatives who have since declared him wanted.
Chief. Chika Augustine Odionyenma
Founder and President of Nwa Ka Nwa Foundation, is a young philanthropist who hails from Amakohia in Owerri North Local Government Area of Imo State, has been a blessing to his generation.
A graduate of Imo State University, at the young age of 20 years, Chika started his humanitarian works, reaching out to the less privileged in the society.
Chika believes that though life does not offer equal opportunities to people and that while life endowed and elevated some people and provided them with abundance of wealth, it is the duty of those blessed by God to lend hands of help to the needy, in order to elevate them from poverty.
Nwa Ka Nwa Foundation has for the past ten years started an empowerment programme where people who have suffered various dehumanising circumstances were relieved.
With the knowledge that people are sometimes forced to commit crime, or even suicide, as a result of lack or abject poverty, the Nwa Ka Nwa Foundation decided to encourage the less privileged by giving out financial and moral support, while children of the poor were given university scholarship, widows given grants to start small businesses; food items, cloths and other assistance were also given to those in need.
At his current 30 years of age, Mr Chika’s house has been besieged by politicians, community and church leaders, thanking him for his goodwill and service to humanity.
He was reported not to be interested in contesting for election in 2019, even when he is highly qualified and has all it takes to execute election project.
He had earlier been recognized by former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, as Strong Pillar on Youth Empowerment.
He was later accosted by Senator Ifeanyi Godwin Araraume, who patted him on the back for his goodwill and community service.