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Rufai Oladimeji
Lagos State University
100Level, Nigeria.

Chicason Group of Companies has finally
revealed details into the dealings of its
chairman, Chief Alexander Okafor and an
alleged fraudster simply identified as 'Amina
Villa', who reportedly duped the businessman
of N150 million and impersonated the first
lady, Aisha Buhari.

PoliticsNGR learned that last December, the
Department of State Services (DSS) arrested
Mohammed for allegedly duping members of
the public by impersonating Aisha Buhari and
Rashida Bello, wife of the Kogi State governor.
A statement issued by Haruna Gamson, group
head of corporate communications of the
company, read;

“Due to the need to keep the record straight,
we at Chicason Group deem it necessary to
explain what transpired between our
organisation and the lady known as Amina
Mohammed (also known as Amina Villa), who
was paraded recently by the DSS.

“Sometime in July 2017, a traditional ruler
approached the chairman/CEO of Chicason
Group of Companies, Chief Alexander Chika
Okafor, and informed him that the property
beside Okafor’s residence in Ikoyi, Lagos, made
up of two plots belonging to the Court of
Appeal, was up for sale by the Federal
Government implementation Committee on
disposal of FG landed property. The royal
father said that he would have applied for it
but was short of funds, but asked Okafor to
apply for it. He gave Okafor the forms to fill
for the property.

“Although the chairman of Chicason Group had
never bought any property from the Federal
Government, he decided to give this a try
because of the seemingly trusted source. He
got the forms filled for the two plots through
two companies under the Chicason Group,
Cason Travels Ltd and Uslasiya Nigeria Ltd.

“Two weeks after, he received a call from a
lady, who was identified by Truecaller as
‘Amina Villa.’ She introduced herself as the
sister of the First Lady. The lady said that some
people brought the application forms by our
companies to her sister to assist in the
procurement of the property.

“Amina Villa said her sister asked her to
confirm that the identity of the owners of the
companies used in the forms was genuine.

Subsequently, Amina Villa visited the Abuja
office of the Chicason Group for confirmation
and promised to fix a meeting with her sister
upon her availability.

“On a later date, she called Okafor and said
she had arranged a meeting for him at the Villa
with the First Lady. By the time he arrived the
Villa in the evening for the meeting, his details
were already in the system as an expected
visitor. His biometrics was taken and he was

“Amina received him and took him to the First
Lady’s lounge, where someone offered him
water. But he wondered why the lounge was so
quiet and bereft of the expected human
activity. Amina apologised that the First Lady
had to travel for the lesser hajj that morning
and that was why she made frantic effort for
Okafor to meet the First Lady the previous

“On hearing that the First Lady was not
around, Okafor left the Villa immediately.
Amina, on two other different occasions that
the First Lady travelled out of the country,
made calls to Okafor that reported on
Truecaller that she was calling from the
country where the First Lady travelled to.

“With the benefit of hindsight, she was doing
all that to build confidence by demonstrating
that she was in the company of the First Lady.

On the landed property, Amina said each of
the plots of the property was officially up for
sale at N150 million.

“She asked that since Okafor was always
travelling, that he should give her the money,
so that she could pay promptly from the
account she controls and be in charge of the
transaction, to make it seamless.

“Okafor said he would pay for one plot first,
and would pay for the second after the first
had been approved and documents released to
him. He asked for the account details and went
on to make the payment totalling N150

“At no stage of the conversation was the issue
of bribery mentioned. We have with us all the
telephone and WhatsApp messages of the
exchanges. Our chairman insisted that an
account number be provided, before making
any payment. No reasonable person would pay
a bribe into a bank account using his
corporate or personal bank account.

“The only thing mentioned by Amina was that
she would be paid a commission at the
successful completion of the transaction,
which is normal in property transactions. Few
months after the payment, the traditional ruler
confirmed to our chairman that the documents
were out.

“Amina also confirmed that there was an
approval for the allocation of the plot to our
company and that she had the document. She
then asked for a commission of N20 million
but Okafor insisted on documentary evidence
of the approval to be made available to him
before releasing the commission.

“It was from that point that the hide-and-seek
started, with excuses made each day on why
the document could not be presented. After
months of hide-and-seek from Amina, our
chairman decided to contact officials at the
Presidential Villa to report the matter.

“He was asked to write a formal petition. The
petition led to the scrutiny of all the ladies
working for the First Lady to identify her, but
none was Amina. The matter was referred to
the DSS, who tracked her and invited her. She
initially denied having any property transaction
with Chicason Group but later confessed and
acknowledged collecting the money for the
property purchase when some evidence was
presented to her.

“The matter is being handled by the DSS, and
we are waiting for the result from their
investigation. That was why we kept quiet all
this while. However, this press release was
necessitated by the need to ensure that the
image of our organisation and the integrity of
our chairman are not tarnished through the
presentation of inaccurate account of the

“When Mohammed was quizzed by the DSS, she
had named Babachir Lawal, former Secretary
to the Government of the Federation (SGF), and
one Moriyatu, said to be a sister to Aisha
Buhari, as her alleged accomplices.”

How Aisha Buhari

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