Judge Adedayo Akintoye buys property in Dubai Burj Khalifa
Adedayo Adeola Akintoye, judge of the Lagos High Court’s Criminal Division, has acquired a million-dollar luxury apartment in the famous Burj Khalifa, whose documents were seen in the Peoples Gazette, although he makes about $ 1,700 a month in salary and permits.
63-year-old Ms Akinthoye, known in the Lagos judiciary, secured a luxury three-room apartment on the 64th floor of the Khalifa Tower – the tallest building in the world and one of the most expensive in circulation, The Gazette has learned. …
Property records obtained by reporters showed that Ms Akintoye purchased the property using her Nigerian passport number A028149 **, which expires between March 17, 2011 and March 16, 2016. Born January 31, 1958. elite apartment.
The comparative value of similar properties in the same building as the Burj Khalifa will cost the UAE $ 11,984,888, or $ 3.2 million, or NN 1.2 billion.
Burj Khalifa Apartments.
Ms. Akintoy’s low-key ownership of housing in Burj Khalifa, an ultra-luxurious skyscraper overlooking Dubai’s most expensive neighborhood, reflects the tangle of civil service and luxurious lifestyles now increasingly common among government officials in Nigeria.
Denying an open face
After receiving clarifications as to how an incumbent High Court judge could afford a luxury apartment in the Burj Khalifa, Ms. Akintoye’s husband quickly assumed the role of her representative.
“Ms. Akintoye is not the owner of real estate in Dubai, but the co-owner is with me,” said Akindele Akintoye. “I bought property in our usual names and the registries in Dubai will confirm this.”
When he reminded that his name cannot be found anywhere in the documentation as a co-owner of the property, including the records of Emaar Properties, which owns the Burj Khalifa, Mr. Akinta said: “You may be interested to know that the property was purchased by us before Ms Akintoye became a judge. “
However, The Gazette’s findings showed that Ms Akinthoye, the former Land Chancellor in Lagos, was a Justice of the Peace before she was elevated to the High Court of Lagos State by former Governor Tunde Fashola in 2014.
His passport details, attached to the records of his apartment in Burj Khalifa, dated between 2011 and 2016, invariably prove that the property was acquired when he was a magistrate or after becoming a senior judge.
When told it was in the public interest to know how a magistrate or judge was able to acquire millions of dollars worth of property, Mr. Akintoy retracted his previous confession, stating that this time the property was not inside the Burj Khalifa.
“We own real estate elsewhere,” said Mr Akinthoye, a lawyer, without specifying where in Dubai the real estate he claims to have bought with his wife is located.
He also repeatedly declined to comment on how much he was paid for the apartment, insisting that “real estate is not worth millions of dollars.”
But the comparative value of similar properties in the same building as the Burj Khalifa is costing the UAE $ 11,984,888 ($ 3.2 million), according to the UAE’s leading property finder.
The official compensation packages for state high court judges (official salaries and allowances) are described below:
The annual base salary is 1,804,740 ns.
Vehicle Maintenance / Fuel – 1 353 555 N
Personal assistant – N451.185
Discomfort – N902,370
Domestic staff – N1 353 555
Entertainment – 812 133 N
Utilities – N541,422
Dress – N451,185
Newspaper – N270 711.
This leaves a total annual amount of NN 7,940,856. E. With payment of 661,738 ns. E. Per month. It will take Ms Akintoye 156 years from her annual salary to buy her luxury apartment in Burj Khalifa.
The exposure of Judge Akintoye’s secret asset in Dubai in the Gazette came when the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace published a report that described the commercial capital of the Emirates as “an oasis for Nigeria’s corrupt political elite.”
The report, written by Matthew Page, claims that wealthy, corrupt Nigerians relied on Dubai “to hide their illicit income and enjoy luxury real estate worth millions.”
Nigeria’s judges are being relentlessly scrutinized by the public for widespread corruption in the country’s legal system.
In 2016, the State Security Service confiscated at least $ 800,000 in cash in coordinated raids on the private homes of many high-ranking judges accused of corruption.
The secret police said they also found real estate worth “several million naira and documents confirming the godless actions of these judges.”
Several lawyers have been prosecuted for various forms of financial wrongdoing, with most Nigerian judges seen as corrupt money and vendors of political and commercial sentences.
Soji Oye, a spokesman for the National Judicial Council, told The Gazette that he cannot specifically address Ms Akintoye’s multi-million dollar apartment in Dubai until an investigation is filed against her.
Source: – Peoples Official Journal