Buhari, EFCC receive petition on Yahaya’s alleged N11 billion loot

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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari and the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, have received a petition alleging how the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello looted the state’s treasury of the sum of N11 billion.

The petition sent to the EFCC and copied the president and the vice president, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo by the Egalitarian Mission for Africa, EMA, also named Edward Onoja, Chief of Staff to the Governor of Kogi State; Commissioner for Works and Finance; Permanent Secretary, Government House, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Permanent Secretary, Board of Internal Revenue, Accountant-General, Director-General, Bureau for Public Procurement, Chairman, Board of Internal Revenue, Kogi State and some business outfits, as conspirators.

The petition was signed by EMA’s Country Director, Nigeria, Idris Usman and the Legal Adviser, Olutosin Ojaomo and dated 12 August, 2016.

The petition alleged the award of bogus contract for the renovation of 17 units of mostly three bedroom bungalows for a whooping sum of N 1.6 billion awarded to MAJ Global Construction Company Ltd. without tender, contrary to the Public Procurement by the Kogi State Governor.

A breakdown of the projects showed that N500,000 was meant for preliminaries, N56.831 million for renovation of Personal Assistance residence; N55.393 million for Permanent Secretary residence; N85.553 million for PPS residence, N54.171 million for ADC residence, Guest House (Aliyu) residence, N64 million and 64.67 million for Accountant General’s residence.

Others are: Deputy Governor’s Protocol residence, N53.324 million; C.S.O residence N52.916 million; C.P residence, N 50.557 million; SSG residence, N 52.321 million; Imam’s Residence N47.527 million; 6 units office building, N 857 million; four units Residential Building N669.645 million and consultancy fees, N40 million, bringing the cumulative total to N1.566 billion.

“We strongly believe that the so called phoney renovation contract was an avenue to steal and launder …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper