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Alleged N2.5bn NBC Scandal: Pinnacle’s Lucky Omoluwa Slumps, Dies

By Benjamin Omoike

Chairman of Pinnacle Communications Limited, Lucky Omoluwa, has slumped and died.

The sad event, according to family sources and associates, occurred at the National Hospital in Abuja on Tuesday.

His death comes amidst the commencement of trial in a corruption case involving his company, himself, and Modibbo Kawu, the suspended head of the federal broadcast regulator, the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission.

Mr Omoluwa, a golfer and top philanthropist, was accused by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission of digital switchover fraud to the tune of N2.5 billion.

The alleged collaborators used Pinnacle Communications, a broadcast engineering firm run by Mr Omoluwa, to carry out the suspicious transactions.

Multiple sources said Mr Omoluwa slumped on Tuesday morning and later passed on at the hospital, which has not yet issued a statement on the development.

ICPC spokesperson, Rasheeda Okoduwa, was unavailable for comments regarding the potential impact of Omoluwa’s death on the ongoing trial.

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