Sacked NDDC Board Chairman, Lauretta Onochie, reacts to reports that she was thrown out of her UK home by family members

Former aide to ex-President Mohammed Buhari

Former Chairman of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Lauretta Onochie, has reacted to online reports claiming that she was thrown out of an apartment in the United Kingdom.

Some reports online had claimed that Onochie, who also served as a special assistant on new media to former President Muhammadu Buhari, became stranded after she was kicked out of an apartment in the UK by her family members.

However, in a post shared on her X handle on Sunday, September 3, Onochie said it was her cousin who she sheltered that wanted to force her out of her apartment. She said she was able to retrieve her house from the said family member after a long-fought battle 

“WHAT A BATTLE, I RECOVERED MY HOME. My Cousin, Victor Ashiedu Fejokwu and his wife, Ruth Emereze were stranded, infact homeless at the time. I took pity on them, took them in, to house them in my home.

A year ago, when I started making plans to return to continue housing them, they blocked my phone number. I had no access to my letters. Consequently, I missed quite a number of appointments.

Having the key to the property, I turned up at the door, twice. They installed bolts and bolted the door from the inside and refused to let me in.

They stopped contributing to the rent when they both have jobs, preferring to host lavish parties.

I tried again for the last time. When I knocked, his wife sneaked from the garden into the house, to bolt the front door against me.

Miraculously. Miraculously. She forgot to lock the garden door through where she sneaked into the house. I got access to the house through that door.”

Onochie further stated that they allegedly became nasty and when she called the police, they were dealt a heavy blow and told to vacate the house.

“They became nasty. Of course, I called the police who dealt them a heavy blow, telling them they must vacate for me unless I was willing to continue to house them. The cowardly  thug ran away before the arrival of the Police. The other young lady, went to my bed and spread herself out. Of course, I got her out. Then they started pleading to stay.

NO WAY! Two days later, they shamefully moved out.


Absolutely! It’s my nature to help. I will continue to be me. We reap what we sow.

Ashiedu and his wife, will reap what they did to me. Bountifully.”