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Monday, 20 February 2017

IEI Director, Patrick Ugboma Fingered As Actress Chika Ike’s Benefactor


The stupendous wealth, capital investment and fabulous lifestyles of epitome of beauty and one of Nollywood’s richest female actors, Chika Ike have been put under scrutiny as tongues have began to wag over the source of several riches and foreign trips of the super rich thespian.

According to one of her close friends who preferred to be anonymous, the last trips of the producer of African Diva, a super reality TV show currently airing on major TV stations gulped almost a fortune and the beautiful actress combed most of the world’s expensive cities like the UAE, Paris and so on lounging on first class, staying in seven star luxury hotels whilst on a shopping spree adventures all over world.

A source confided in National Enquirer that, the actress had always wanted to live on her beauty, hence the reason she didn’t blink an eyelid to walk out of her marriage when her hubby allegedly raised an eyebrow over some of her secret moves years back.

‘’How many movies has she featured in and how much is she getting from a role that she owns all those wealth, mansions everywhere, in Abuja, Lagos, expensive Range Rover rides and wonders on wheel and flying first class ticket and also throwing expensive Yachts party everytime, we’re all women now, haba, she put gold for toto ni! We know how he dey go abeg’’, the source told us further.

And ever since she parted ways with matrimony, the sky has been the beginning for the actress as she has achieved so much within years of walking out of her marriage. Aside the multimillion Naira property investments in Abuja, the actress has invested big time in real estate as well as owning fabulous mansion in Lekki, Lagos.

This office gathered exclusively that, Chika Ike’s closeness to one of the directors of a high profile insurance firm, International Energy Insurance-IEI in person of Patrick Ugboma might allegedly be the source of some of her sudden wealth. We were told that, the man who’s also an oil baron have so much soft spot for the actress that, he can part with anything to make her happy and some of the gifts he has allegedly showered on her is the black Gwagon she got last year, 2016 among others.

The man, Patrick Ugboma is same person being alleged to have owed Diamond bank to the tune of billions of Naira and he was also linked to a multimillion debt scandal with Union bank.

Mr. Patrick Sule Nduka Ugboma Ph.D, also known as Pat, serves as the Managing Director of Dec Oil & Gas Limited, an indigenous Oil and Gas servicing company and Enernational Nigeria Limited. Mr. Ugboma worked at Wesco Engineering Services where he rose to the position of Branch Co-ordinator, Port Harcourt and Star Ware Housing Shipping Services where he rose to the position of Operations Manager. He serves as the Chairman of Cogipar Nigeria Limited, Vernon Engineering Services Limited, Soul Petroleum & Gas Nigeria Limited and Newtech Services Nigeria Limited. He served as the Chairman of International Energy Insurance Plc. He serves as a Director of Integrated Microfinance Bank (MFB) Plc and C & I Leasing Plc. He served as a Director of International Energy Insurance Plc. Mr. Ugboma is a Member of 12th Committee, Port Harcourt. He is also the President of Mater Dei Old Boys Association, Port Harcourt Chapter and Patron, Nigerian Union of Journalists, Delta State Chapter 1993. Mr. Ugboma obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Imo State University Owerri and Nottingham University, Nottingham, England. He also holds a Honorary Doctorate Degree in Management from his alma mater, Imo State University.


The actress has always been linked to rich married men, at one time, the story of her affair with the former Senate President, David Mark who she was alleged to have milked for investment advantage was all over the news and now, it’s Patrick Ugboma at the center of the new controversy. Though, the source informed further that, Patrick Ugboma’s wife is likely to be in the know because of latest developments, she has however promised to give us feed back as soon as she’s done with the investigation.
As if she’s been expecting this scrutiny, the actress had prepared a response for her detractors, “As a woman, people have a way of disregarding your successes, they attribute it to so many unthinkable things to reduce your achievements. As women, we are strong, powerful, intelligent, smart and driven. We can achieve whatever we set our minds to achieve. I told myself 5 years ago that I’ll start my real estate company and I stand today to say I’ve been able to achieve most of my set goals, I say this without pride but to encourage young women out there.
Continuing, she said, ‘’I’m a hard worker, I’ve worked for virtually everything I have today with also the grace of God on my side. People are going to say all sorts, call you names to make themselves feel better, but hey, don’t listen, just stay focus on your set goals. It’s not going to be easy, but trust me, it will be worth it. I like what I like, I love the designer shoes, bags, dresses and splurging on vacation when I want to and that isn’t bad if you can but also set aside money for investments and helping the needy because life is full of hills and Valleys. Peace”.

We however tried to get Mr. Patrick Ugboma for a response but all to no avail, efforts to talk to the Corporate Affairs department at IEI proved abortive while the number, 234 1 4616972 written on the website of his management company, S&P Global Market Intelligence located on Jide Oki Street, Victoria Island, Lagos is said to be out of service as at the time of filing this report.

Faith Irabor




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