2 Niger/Delta Ex-Accounts Indited In Missing N1.5BN Cash From The Niger-Delta Ministry

Published 4 years ago by: Daniel Bosai
at 3-08-2015 06:46AM (4 years ago)

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The way my friends in Nigeria steal money and go silent is nothing short of Legendary in its standing!


The withdrawal of of N1.5 billion from the account of the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs with the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and what the money was used for are some of the questions the Office of the Head of Service of the Federation and security agencies are currently trying to unravel with a view to retrieving the funds and bringing those who stole the cash to book.


In connection with the said money, two senior accountants in the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs have already been queried and suspended from office pending the conclusion of investigation into their roles in the alleged theft of the fund.

Vanguard learned that although the two officers promptly responded to the query by pleading that they were simply carrying out their duties as civil servants, the ministry immediately suspended them, rejecting their excuse.


They had argued that they withdrew the money based on the instruction of superior authorities and that as civil servants they could not have disobeyed their ‘superiors’ who asked them to make the said amount available for official use.
The amount in question was reportedly taken in two withdrawals on the instructions of senior political aide, claiming to be working on the directives of a top presidency bigwig.


The first sum of N605 million withdrawn by a minister from the account of the ministry went missing after being withdrawn from the CBN and is the subject of investigation by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, while another withdrawal of over N800 million attracted the attention of the HoS which queried the two accountants and finally suspended them.
There were indications that the suspended accountants had named those who were behind the cash withdrawals and had tried to exonerate themselves from the deal.

It was learned that the Federal Government is bent on inviting a former minister in the ministery to appear before its anti-corruption bodies to explain his role in the missing cash.
Already, one of the former ministers and close confidant of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Elder Godsday Orubebe, has been questioned by the ICPC and freed by the commission.

The former minister claimed that he had already resigned before the cash went missing and that he never asked anyone to withdraw such amount for him, knowing that it was against service regulations.

Already, the Presidency has been given a brief on the finances of the ministry and the roles played by some senior political actors in the dying days of the last administration.



winace at 3-08-2015 08:50AM (4 years ago)
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I think its abt time they start sending all dis thieves to firing squad. Wat is dis.
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ignis99 at 3-08-2015 08:53AM (4 years ago)
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what a shame
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Ritabrenice at 3-08-2015 09:32AM (4 years ago)
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Hmmm
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dickman2 at 3-08-2015 11:41AM (4 years ago)
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no wahala..after all the oil is from there..nice people..
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dickman2 at 3-08-2015 11:48AM (4 years ago)
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no wahala..after all the oil is from there..nice people..
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beneno at 3-08-2015 12:02PM (4 years ago)
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ooooooooh
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fearlesspaul at 3-08-2015 01:36PM (4 years ago)
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whooping sum of money. u can imagine what that amount would do in that region. I expect Buhari to put things in order if he is serious about his campaign against corruption but it seems like he is just paying lips service.
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PoliticxGuru at 3-08-2015 02:39PM (4 years ago)
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stealing of the highest level
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dareper at 3-08-2015 03:47PM (4 years ago)
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Hmmm
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echeeche at 3-08-2015 05:25PM (4 years ago)
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ok
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edpete at 3-08-2015 08:25PM (4 years ago)
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This is too much
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50scent at 4-08-2015 02:34AM (4 years ago)
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Can someone take his or her time to explain to me what happened in this article .

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dennis_005 at 4-08-2015 02:43AM (4 years ago)
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Ole baraoooo
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benandy47 at 4-08-2015 12:09PM (4 years ago)
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dickman,using his dick to think. foooool
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sonitex at 4-08-2015 12:33PM (4 years ago)
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Hmmm
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sonitex at 4-08-2015 12:35PM (4 years ago)
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hmmm
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mensch at 4-08-2015 07:00PM (4 years ago)
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just get the money, pucket it to government account and keep searching for more.

you are doing a good job hear Mr Buhari
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