The suspended Director – General of the National Intelligence Agency , Amb. Ayodele Oke , has met with Vice – President Yemi Osinbajo , where he conceded that his organization got the total of $289 , 202, 382 on the requests of previous President Goodluck Jonathan in February 2015.
President Muhammadu Buhari , on Wednesday, requested the suspension of Oke over the part of the NIA in the responsibility for 43m (about N13bn ) and different monetary forms revealed in Osborne Towers , Ikoyi , Lagos .
Buhari additionally requested the suspension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr . Babachir Lawal, regarding his prosecution for contract extortion by a Senate impromptu panel on mounting helpful emergency in the North-East .
It was learnt that the suspended NIA supervisor had additionally accumulated records which would be formally submitted to the board demonstrating that the exchange was affirmed by Jonathan through the troubled previous National Security Adviser , Col . Sambo Dasuki (retd . ).
It was learnt that the exchange was known as a mediation subsidize for national security or unique administrations with the point of battling insurrection amid the a month and a half period between February 14, when the Presidential/National Assembly races were put off and March 28, when the surveys were held .
In any case, agents of the EFCC are said to take a shot at the hypothesis that the cash was implied for the arraignment of the 2015 general decisions.
A source, who talked on state of secrecy as a result of the affectability of the case , stated, ” The DG of the NIA has met with Vice – President Osinbajo and will submit reports relating to the exchange .
” The DG conceded on record that the exchange was approved by previous President Jonathan and Col . Sambo Dasuki, and all things considered , was basically taking after requests from the officer in – boss . He will submit reminders and different records as proof .”
Clarifying how the exchange occurred, the source said a reminder was raised by the National Petroleum Investment Management Service on February 25, 2015, two weeks after the delay of the presidential race for ‘security ” reasons, in light of Dasuki’ s guidance .
As per the reminder, NAPIMS requested that the CBN discharge $ 289 ,202 ,382 to the NIA in real money .
The cash was gotten by the NIA and kept in a protected house .
At the point when inquired as to why President Muhammadu Buhari was not advised on the presence of the money , the source stated, ” The DG NIA educated top security individuals in the legislature of the presence of the money .
” Specifically in January 2016, a letter was composed by the DG NIA to the NSA , Babagana Moguno , on the presence of the money . The notice exists and will likewise be submitted to the board .”
It was assembled that one of the frauds the NIA would fathom was the reason the flat , where the cash was kept , was enlisted for the sake of the spouse of the DG, Mrs. Folasade Oke.
” One question the suspended NIA manager must answer when he meets with the board is the reason the loft utilized for an official matter was enrolled in his significant other’ s name ,” the top government source said .
Endeavors to get the NNPC through the Group General Manager , Corporate Affairs , Ndu Ughamadu, were not fruitful.
NAPIMS is a backup of the NNPC
Endeavors to get remarks from the CBN were likewise not fruitful as rehashed calls made to the acting Director , Corporate Communications, CBN , Mr Isaac Okorafor , did not associate while an instant message sent to him on the issue presently couldn’t seem to be reacted to as of press time on Thursday
Board to welcome NAPIMS , CBN authorities , others .
It was learnt that the Osinbajo – drove board would likewise welcome the Governor of the CBN , Mr . Godwin Emefiele , and a few executives of the pinnacle bank to clarify why such a colossal total of cash was discharged in such a way.
One of our journalists likewise accumulated that authorities of NAPIMS would likewise be welcome to clarify why the cash, which did not experience allotments, was discharged.
EFCC to screen air terminals , inspire warrants to inquiry more properties
It was learnt that the EFCC was dealing with the hypothesis that a greater amount of such tremendous assets , having a place with the NIA , may be reserved in some mystery areas .
Report says that the commission had acquired warrants to inquiry more properties in urban regions of the nation .
One of our journalists learnt that the EFCC had requested that sister organizations be vigilant at different air terminals to guarantee that none of the influenced people was permitted to escape the nation .
Senate board communicates question on Osinbajo – drove test
In the interim, the Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Mounting Humanitarian Crisis , whose between time investigative report arraigned the SGF , Lawal, has communicated question on the test requested by the Presidency.
The Chairman of the Senate board, Senator Shehu Sani , while highlighting on a breakfast program by TV Continental, TVC Breakfast, on Thursday, said an examination of the SGF by the Presidency could give Lawal a delicate landing inevitably .
He expressed that the EFCC , the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offenses Commission and the Nigeria Police could be made a request to test the SGF.
Sani included , ” What I am stating in this viewpoint is that the best foundation to examine the SGF is one perceived by the law (to complete the undertaking), which is the EFCC , ICPC and the police.
” That is the reason we are as a rule exceptionally mindful in embracing the examination in the Presidency. What I fear is delicate landing, which I wear’ t think will be to the greatest advantage of the counter – debasement campaign. ”
Major source :The Punch