Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) on Thursday morning, took over the multi-billion naira assets of three companies belonging to outspoken Bayelsa State Senator, Ben Murray-Bruce after it secured a takeover authorisation from a Nigerian court.
Kunle Adegoke, an attorney working with Muiz Banire (SAN), the debt recovery manager appointed by the AMCON to help recover loans from the Silverbird Group, on Thursday, lampooned Ben Bruce after the politician’s businesses failed to settle about N11 billion credit they obtained from Union Bank.
Adegoke said the development had betrayed the tenets of “common sense”, a major rallying cry of the senator in recent months, adding that the media mogul had been using his businesses to exploit unsuspecting Nigerians.
“And the Commonsense senator has persistently failed to pay the loans and yet has been pretending to be concerned with the welfare of Nigerians whom he has been skinning alive in order to remain relevant and live like a king.”
The silverbird group CEO who is also a senator from Bayelsa State, has taken to his social media and reacted to the reports of the seizure of his assets.
“I have been on an international flight and have only just landed. The situation is being resolved and things will be back to normal. In 36 years, Silverbird has grown and as with any institution, it will face challenges. Tough times don’t last. But we, as tough people, outlast them,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
The question most people are asking is why would the senator continue to post video clips in which he is always seen proffering solutions to what he believed were the nation’s most critical challenges without putting his own house in order.