A Lagos state special offences court on Thursday remanded John Abebe, a businessman, younger brother to the late former first lady, Stella Obasanjo an
A Lagos state special offences court on Thursday remanded John Abebe, a businessman, younger brother to the late former first lady, Stella Obasanjo and in-law to former president Olusegun Obasanjo, in prison for allegedly forging a document belonging to an oil company. Mojisola Dada, the judge, ordered that the suspect be kept in Ikoyi Prison till August 2, the next adjourned date, for Uche Nwokedi to file an application for Abebe’s bail.
The EFCC, in the charges, claimed that Abebe knowingly forged a November 30, 1995, letter written by BP Exploration Nigeria Limited to Inducon (Nigeria) Ltd. According to the EFCC, Henry Abebe also attempted to pervert the course of justice by tendering the allegedly forged November 30, 1995 letter “as a fabricated evidence” in court, in Suit No. FHC/L/CS/224/2010 between John Abebe, Inducon Nigeria Limited, and Statoil Nigeria Limited.
In his hey days, John Abebe enjoyed life to the hilt. His Parkview Estate, Lagos home used to be a Mecca of sort for ladies of different sizes, shapes and colours.
If Abebe decided to spend his weekend in Los Angeles, United States of America and dash to the Bahamas, he would do so without considering any dent it could make to his pocket. Besides the fact that he came from a well-to-do family; his father was a one-time chairman of the conglomerate, UAC. Besides, while Stella Obasanjo was alive and her husband held sway as president, she ensured that her family members were well positioned.
Years after her passing on, not only has John Abebe lost another younger brother, Henry Abebe due to an undisclosed illness, he himself has since withdrawn into his shell with his extravagant lifestyle, drastically reduced. Before his arrest, he was hardly ever seen in social gathering.