- Over N3bn has been uncovered by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel on Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), in several accounts belonging to two senior civil servants
- The civil servants were identified as Dr Goody Nnadi and Aisha F. Usman; and both work with the Petroleum Equalization Fund (PEF)
- The panel has extended invitations to other management staff of PEF, and charges would soon be filed against Nnadi and Usman
Over N3bn has been uncovered in several accounts belonging to two senior civil servants, says the Special Presidential Investigation Panel on Recovery of Public Property (SPIP).
The disclosure was made by the chairman of the panel, Okoi Obono-Obla, in a press conference on Tuesday, July 9, Daily Trust reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the civil servants were identified as Dr Goody Nnadi, the general manager, Corporate Services, and Aisha F. Usman, the general manager, Operations, both with the Petroleum Equalization Fund (PEF).
According to Obono-Obla, findings of a petition received against Nnadi showed that he (Nnadi) operates corporate accounts with Galbani and Greatwood Hotels, Owerri, Imo state.
The chairman said from 2011 till date, the total inflow of monies into Nnadi’s accounts “amounts to N2.2billion, $302,964, €11,000 Euro and £2,000 pounds sterling,” as per the findings.
He added: “That both individuals and oil companies deposited money alleged to be gratification/bribe to the personal and corporate account of the suspect in order to get allocation of either PMS, AGO and DPK from the NNPC depot.”
Obono-Obla said Nnadi is presently undergoing the Senior Executive Course (SEC 41, 2019) at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Plateau state, after being questioned and released on bail.
He said during investigation, “the suspect admitted helping some of the oil companies to get allocation from NNPC and that was the reason they paid money into his accounts.”
He also revealed that during a search on Nnadi’s house, “two documents of landed property, $1,000 and €200 Euros were recovered.”
In Usman’s case, the chairman said findings revealed that she operates nine accounts with one bank alone, with a total inflow of N1.4bn.
He added that the discovery showed that money was paid into her account by some corporate organisations.
Obono-Obla said the panel has extended invitations to other management staff of PEF, and that charges would soon be filed against Nnadi and Usman.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) moved to seize plots of land and duplexes worth N264 million from three civil servants working in the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs.
Spokesperson for ICPC, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, said in a statement, that the properties under investigations were owned by Poloma Nuhu, Mangset Dickson and Daniel Obah.
The properties also include 19 plots of land, 10 hectares of farmland and two duplexes, spread around Abuja and three towns in Rivers.
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