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7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by Paperwhite(m): 7:19am On Apr 17
Fresh facts have emerged on how seven government officials looted public funds from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) running into billions of naira.The officials have already been suspended by the governing board of the agency and are being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Com-mission (EFCC).

A top Presidency source yesterday confirmed to New Telegraph that a detailed report on how the officials misappropriated the funds has been submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for consideration.

“The report submitted to the President shows the enormity of the crimes committed by the officials which comprised misappropriation of public funds, frivolous claims of personal emoluments and conspiracy with the other officials to short-change the Federal Government of due revenues, among others,” the Presidency stated.



On the former NEMA Director General, Mr. Sani Sidi, the report indicated that he maintained 20 different accounts in various banks. “EFCC found suspicious deposits amounting to $164,000 in his domiciliary account at Standard Chartered Bank alone, all within 18 months, i.e., between January 2014 and June 2015. “This almost averages out at $10,000 per month.

At the same time, he had up to £58,000 in his pound sterling account. He faces allegations of misappropriation of public funds, frivolous claims of personal emoluments and conspiracy with the other officials to shortchange the Federal Government of due revenues.”

On the suspended Director of Finance and Accounts, Akinbola Hakeem Gbolahan, the Presidency stated that he maintains many bank accounts with questionable transactions.

“EFCC, the report indicated, has noted in particular his account in GTBank where suspicious deposits were found, totalling N27,650,000 which is, in addition, the over £37,000 and $120,000 found in his domiciliary accounts, and his naira account which has several suspicious deposits in excess of N50 million, much of which flowed directly from NEMA,” the source stated.



For the Acting Director of Special Duties, Mr. Umesi Emenike, findings from the report revealed that funds meant for programmes and maintenance of the South- South zonal operations of NEMA under his supervision were paid directly into his personal accounts.

The government stated that 14 of the accounts have been discovered by EFCC in various banks, instead of the Zonal Office Account. “And he was found to have withdrawn freely in cash, by electronic transfers or through ATM machines, without any evidence of the money being used for NEMA activities,” the report said.

The report also shows that his subordinate, the Zonal Accountant, also made several cash lodgements into the personal account of Mr. Emenike. “About N238 million has so far been traced from NEMA directly to Mr. Emenike’s personal accounts which were placed in fixed deposits and used freely by the Ag. Director,” it said.



The report also revealed that the Director of Risk Reduction, Mr. Alhassan Nuhu, also maintained five bank accounts which were apparently used as conduits to receive and distribute money from NEMA’s coffers. According to the report, so far, Mr. Nuhu has not been able to give satisfactory account of the transactions, including NEMA’s funds moving through him to a company called Dambo Farms Limited.

“The case of the Pilot in charge of NEMA’s Air Ambulance is especially interesting. His name is Mamman Ali Ibrahim. On his own, he commercialized both the NEMA Air Ambulance and Helicopter.

“The report further indicates that EFCC traced at least N285 million to him, of which only N63 million was paid to the Accountant General’s Office and another N11 million was paid to NEMA, but the rest cannot be accounted for,” the Presidency said. According to the report, some of the money was, however, channelled to his family members through his company, Aerocare West Africa Limited, while others in foreign exchange were directly traced to the former’s accounts.



The report also indicted the Chief Maintenance Officer, Mr. Ganiyu Yunusa Deji, who was in charge of fuel supplies to NEMA Generators and was found to have been receiving regular returns into his personal account from the supplier, Rekimat Global Resource Limited. It was also noted in the report that since Mr. Ganiyu Yunusa was suspended, the fuel that used to last for one week now lasts for more than a month.

There is also the case of M. Kanar Mohammed, the Director of Welfare. His six bank accounts, according to the Presidency, were found to be replete with NEMA funds, including a N214 million meant for displaced traditional rulers in the North- East, N184 million paid by him to one Crystal Chambers and N29.5 million paid by him to a former minister, Abdul Bulama.

The report, however, indicated that all the indicted officers are still under investigation mainly by EFCC and their suspension was obviously to ensure they don’t remain in office to tamper with evidence in the process of due investigation.

“It is, therefore, expected that the final report of investigation will soon be ready, following which the seven NEMA suspended directors will face criminal prosecution,” the source said.



The source, who pleaded anonymity, said the seven officials that are aware of the report have been lobbying members of the House of Representatives to ensure that they are not found wanting by the EFCC which is investigating the matter. He stressed that all the seven officials are bent on covering up the matter

. Explaining further, the source said that details of the report revealed that the affected persons, in league with the former Director General of NEMA, illegally procured various papers from NEMA files in their bid to exonerate themselves. The source also noted that the officials, in doing so, intend to be in a better position to challenge their suspension, claiming they were innocent whistleblowers being victimized by the board.

https://newtelegraphonline.com/2018/04/how-govt-officials-stole-billions-from-nema-presidency/

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Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by rusher14: 7:33am On Apr 17
Black man truly has an inherent and inordinate need to steal and acquire.

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Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by eTECTIVe(m): 7:40am On Apr 17
Hmmm... U Ppl are yet to tell us about d most recent ones U discovered under dis administration... Wait why exactly do displaced traditional rulers get allocations ?

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Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by Okoroawusa: 7:48am On Apr 17
rusher14:
Black man truly has an inherent and inordinate need to steal and acquire.
I just weak
ordinary NEMA!

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Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by Paperwhite(m): 7:48am On Apr 17
Lawal Babachir did his own but of course it was swept under the carpet as is the case with all official corruption in this government. undecided
Hence NEMA surbodinates decided to try their luck too. Meanwhile wither is Buhari's body odour Guess their names will automatically be on Lai's next looters list

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Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by Paperwhite(m): 7:54am On Apr 17
"The source, who pleaded anonymity, said the seven officials that are aware of the report have been lobbying members of the House of Representatives to ensure that they are not found wanting by the EFCC which is investigating the matter. He stressed that all the seven officials are bent on covering up the matter"
Oh Nigeria. cry cry cry

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Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by talk2archy: 7:57am On Apr 17
If snake can swallow from Jamb office, who am i to blame NEMA.

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Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by LibertyRep: 7:58am On Apr 17
Ok
Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by okedoyinolabisi(f): 7:59am On Apr 17
hehehe.. still fighting corruption
Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by Buffalowings3: 7:59am On Apr 17
Story story

We Don hear

And so

Wake me up, when someone is jailed

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Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by Sarang(f): 7:59am On Apr 17
Nah so!! grin It's not a lion this time.. cheesy


Please check my signature
Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by ifyalways(f): 7:59am On Apr 17
Surprise Surprise cheesy

Baba took his time to appoint and select trusted allies who are mostly Northerners because aside being honest, they are knowledgeable for the job. grin shiooor

Change was here. cheesy

Ekperima in, Ekperima out grin

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Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by Denningtedy(m): 7:59am On Apr 17
Nah wah oooh... Nigerian politicians dey lead lyk cattles[color=#990000][/color] grin grin grin grin

Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by ipobarecriminals: 8:00am On Apr 17
sad pathetic

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Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by LordAdam16: 8:00am On Apr 17
rusher14:
Black man truly has an inherent and inordinate need to steal and acquire.

It has nothing to do with skin color. It has everything to do with lack of transparency and accountability.

Over in the Western world, a public official can't keep public funds in his personal account. No one will put his/her signature on that and it will raise dozens of red flags. Over here, there's nothing stopping them. No checks, no balances; it's a free for all.

Another good example is the current legal directive that says the EFCC and ICPC do not have jurisdiction to scrutinize state accounts. What do you think the state officials (from the governor to civil servants) will do knowing they're untouchable. If you turn off the light, the roaches come out. It's only natural.

The most effective way to fight corruption is to prevent corruption. Separate the goat from the yam.

-Lord

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Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by jnfoage: 8:00am On Apr 17
Yes, these are the main reasons they keep shouting "back to daura". Stealing, stealing and more stealing while the fools whose properties are being stolen keep cheering them up in consonance. With this type of mentality, I doubt if we can ever get anywhere.

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Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by Quality20(m): 8:01am On Apr 17
NEMA should be scrapped ,let d presidency and state governors take over d responsibility

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Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by bedspread: 8:02am On Apr 17
Am not SUPRISED..... THE GOVERNMENT OF THE DAY IS A SCANDALOUS GOVERNMENT....
High and Wicked rate of Embezzlings in High n Low places

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Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by Chloe88(f): 8:03am On Apr 17
Nigerians are the most corrupt set of humans on planet earth

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Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by sankky: 8:03am On Apr 17
Here they go again. Diversionary online media trials for brainless internet Judges. If ur accusations are true what happened to taking them to court to secure justice? How many people accused by this govt-by-the-media have ever been convicted by any court of law? Because there's never any evidences. All lies and propaganda.
We haven't heard anything again about the $26b NNPC contract fraud that was exposed under this govt. They hope we will eventually forget it.....maybe they are right because people are no longer asking about it.
And by the way, who was the petroleum minister under who's authority that fraud was perpetrated?

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Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by Whothecapfits: 8:03am On Apr 17
Lord have mercy
Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by Cornerstone2020: 8:05am On Apr 17
Corruption is entrenched in our corporate organizations

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Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by Jeezuzpick(m): 8:05am On Apr 17
Who are they?

Where are they?

Strip them and line them up let them take the walk of shame from Federal Secretariat to Berger junction from where a Black Mariah will take them to Kuje.

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Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by bedspread: 8:05am On Apr 17
Quality20:
NEMA should be scrapped ,let d presidency and state governors take over d responsibility
you want them to totally finish the Idp People
U hear of state governments claiming to hv spent 5billion in feeding children in schools and yet u can't see the food... Nd u say they should take over??

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Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by Artixmentor(m): 8:05am On Apr 17
I cry for Nigeria, my country
Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by Quality20(m): 8:05am On Apr 17
okedoyinolabisi:
hehehe.. still fighting corruption
. Buhari isn't gonna work with angels or Europeans. Even if he were to employ Europeans or angels, they will still need a Nigerian face ,and of course Nigerians as always are super corrupt.
Even a student in secondary sch will tell u that he will steal if he becomes a public officer tomorrow

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Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by Ikuenami(m): 8:05am On Apr 17
they have succeeded in hausalise NEMA

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Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by Lemeline: 8:10am On Apr 17
ipobarecriminals:
sad pathetic
Re: 7 Officials Stole Billions From NEMA – Presidency by nairaman66(m): 8:10am On Apr 17
The British experiment is gradually falling!

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