EFCC intensifies prosecution of ex-NIMASA bosses, others

10 May 2016, Lagos – A Bureau-de-Change operator, Wakili Daudu, in the ongoing trial of embattled former Director General of NIMASA, Patrick Akpobolokemi, yesterday, told the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere how N93.39 million was allegedly paid into his account by NIMASA without him bidding for any contract.Akpobolokemi

Akpobolokemi Akpobolokemi was arraigned alongside six others, Captain Ezekiel Agaba, Ekene Nwakuche, Goveror Amechee Jun, Vincent Udoye, Captain Adegboyega Olopoeni and a company, Gama Maine Nigeria Ltd. Akpobolokemi, Captain Agaba, Nwakuche, Jun, Udoye, were alleged to have between October 30, 2014 and May 6, 2015 converted N346, 844,680 property of NIMASA released to them for the implementation of Voluntary International Maritime Organisation  Member State Audit Scheme, VIMSAS, to their personal use.

The witness, who gave testimony before Justice Raliat Adebiyi, said he was contacted by one Mohammed Darlington that his boss, Captain Ezekiel Agaba wanted some money changed into dollars Daudu, who was led in evidence by the anti graft agency counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo stated that on October 30, 2014, N35, 688,000 was paid into his account by Darlington who claimed to be working for the second defendant.

He stated further that on the same day the sum of N61, 394,680 was also paid into his account, adding that the said money was changed into dollars and handed over to Darlington.




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