The trial of the seven persons accused of complicity in the over N24 billion scam in the police pension office resumed today, February 10, 2016 before Justice Hussein Baba Yusuf of the Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja with prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, SAN, leading the fourth prosecution witness, Mustapha Gadanya, in evidence.
Gadanya a former staff of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, recalled the evidence he gave in court in December 2014, where he revealed that the Police Pension Office could not provide vouchers to authenticate payments amounting to N9.7billion made to Veronica Onyegbula, the 4th accused person in the case, between 2007 and 2008.
On the first defendant Esai Dangaba, Gadanya told the court that a search warrant executed on his company, AMT Global Concept at Jabi Abuja yielded several incriminating evidence. The value of some of the recovered documents and financial instrument ran into billions of naira. These includes; copies of cheques drawn from the account of Esai Dangaba, a draft of FCMB issued to AMSAR Int’l, Fixed deposit slips of N198million for AMD Global Concept, Company papers of Damule Nigeria Limited, future Logistics Technology, Marine Logistics and Leisure Integrated Limited, document of one billion naira worth investment from Skye Bank among others. These were tendered by prosecution and admitted in evidence by the Judge as Exhibits P11, P11A to P11J. Exhibit P11E-J, P11F, P11G, P11H, P11I, and P11J.
The witness further testified that a letter was written to FCMB to furnish the team with bank statements and instruments used in crediting and debiting the account and other relevant documents of Damule Nigeria limited. From the bank’s response it was discovered that the directors of the company were no other than the wife and two sons of Esai Dangaba, the first accused, …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper