Family feud takes Goodie Ibru out of Sheraton Hotel board
What could be described a squabble over who controls family assets of the Ibrus companies has seen Mr. Goodie Ibru resigning as the board chairman of the Ikeja Hotels Plc, owners of Sheraton Hotel.
A part from the Sheraton Hotel, a number other of five-star hotels in Lagos and Abuja also belong to the Ikeja Hotels PLC, though Goodie is more easily identified with the Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja.
Goodie, has been having a running battle with the Economic Financial Crime Commission since 2016 over alleged behind-the-scene deals, which was allegedly aimed restructuring share ownership of other companies that he has interest in was said to have taken to the authorities by a female member of the family.
But a statement attributed to Mr. Olumuyiwa Adefope , as the company Secretary of the Ikeja Hotels Plc, dated 28, march 2017, confirmed that Ibru’s resignation was with effect from March 17, 2017.
“He(Goodie Ibru) will still be acting as a none executive director of the company until May 17 2017, “ Adefope said in the tacit statement.
he management of Ikeja Hotels Plc, which also has interest in the Federal Palace Hotel, Lagos has been trying to avoid being dragged into the crisis that had engulfed their chairman since 2016.
A close family friend of the Ibrus said all efforts made by the elders of from Agbarator, the Delta State hometown of the family, to resolve the matter had failed to yield to yield any result.
A close family friend fingered a wife of one of the Ibrus as sticking to her guns that the law court should be the arena for the settlement of some of the issues.
Perhaps, with Goodie quitting the Ikeja Hotels Plc, the coast may clear for emergence of another Czar over the family’s avalanche of wealth.