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EFCC Probes How BPE Paid N1 . 45 B To Pdp’s Lawyer, Others by Ridwanna(m): 6:10am On Jul 14, 2015
Anti - graft agency to quiz BPE chiefs over legal,
consultancy fees

Anti- graft detectives are probing the alleged
N1. 45 billion legal and consultancy fees scandal
at the Bureau of Public Enterprises ( BPE) .
The Bureau of Public Procurement ( BPP ) called in
the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
( EFCC) .

Of the cash , N950 million was paid to one of the
lawyers of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP )
for the liquidation of the Power Holding Company
of Nigeria ( PHCN ) when the company had ceased
to exist . A N500 million consultancy fee went to
the Office of the Accountant - General of the
Federation.

The fees were paid contrary to the advice of the
immediate past Attorney- General of the
Federation, Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke ( SAN) ,
and BPP .

The BPP requested the EFCC to investigate the
payment scandal in a June 27 letter to the anti -
graft agency .

A source, who spoke in confidence , said : “We
have submitted a letter to the EFCC to look into
the circumstances behind the payment of legal
and consultancy fees . It is left to the anti - graft
agency to interact with those involved.
“We had in a September 22, 2014 letter, told the
BPE that Due Process Certificate of ‘ No Objection’
cannot be granted to the Bureau of Public
Enterprises for the appointment of the legal firm.
”We also drew the attention of the Director-
General of BPE to Section 12 .30 of the revised
Review Report for consideration and necessary
action .

“In another letter on December 24, 2014, the BPP
advised the BPE against going ahead with the
procurement of the legal service for the winding
up of PHCN .

“The Legal Advisory Services for the winding up
of PHCN was no longer required, based on the
advice of the Attorney General of the Federation
and Minister of Justice vides September 11, 2014
letter.

“It was surprising to the BPP that the BPE went
ahead to pay about N 1billion to a lawyer without
following Due Process. ”

As at press time , it was gathered that some
officials of the BPE might be invited for
interrogation on the curious legal fee .


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Re: EFCC Probes How BPE Paid N1 . 45 B To Pdp’s Lawyer, Others by ORACLE1975(m): 6:14am On Jul 14, 2015
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Re: EFCC Probes How BPE Paid N1 . 45 B To Pdp’s Lawyer, Others by kazmanbanjoko(m): 6:20am On Jul 14, 2015
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Re: EFCC Probes How BPE Paid N1 . 45 B To Pdp’s Lawyer, Others by Ojeremi(m): 6:23am On Jul 14, 2015
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Re: EFCC Probes How BPE Paid N1 . 45 B To Pdp’s Lawyer, Others by jcross19: 6:24am On Jul 14, 2015
Ridwanna:
Anti - graft agency to quiz BPE chiefs over legal,
consultancy fees

Anti- graft detectives are probing the alleged
N1. 45 billion legal and consultancy fees scandal
at the Bureau of Public Enterprises ( BPE) .
The Bureau of Public Procurement ( BPP ) called in
the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
( EFCC) .

Of the cash , N950 million was paid to one of the
lawyers of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP )
for the liquidation of the Power Holding Company
of Nigeria ( PHCN ) when the company had ceased
to exist . A N500 million consultancy fee went to
the Office of the Accountant - General of the
Federation.

The fees were paid contrary to the advice of the
immediate past Attorney- General of the
Federation, Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke ( SAN) ,
and BPP .

The BPP requested the EFCC to investigate the
payment scandal in a June 27 letter to the anti -
graft agency .

A source, who spoke in confidence , said : “We
have submitted a letter to the EFCC to look into
the circumstances behind the payment of legal
and consultancy fees . It is left to the anti - graft
agency to interact with those involved.
“We had in a September 22, 2014 letter, told the
BPE that Due Process Certificate of ‘ No Objection’
cannot be granted to the Bureau of Public
Enterprises for the appointment of the legal firm.
”We also drew the attention of the Director-
General of BPE to Section 12 .30 of the revised
Review Report for consideration and necessary
action .

“In another letter on December 24, 2014, the BPP
advised the BPE against going ahead with the
procurement of the legal service for the winding
up of PHCN .

“The Legal Advisory Services for the winding up
of PHCN was no longer required, based on the
advice of the Attorney General of the Federation
and Minister of Justice vides September 11, 2014
letter.

“It was surprising to the BPP that the BPE went
ahead to pay about N 1billion to a lawyer without
following Due Process. ”

As at press time , it was gathered that some
officials of the BPE might be invited for
interrogation on the curious legal fee .


read more : http://thenationonlineng.net/new/efcc-probes-how-bpe-paid-n1-45b-to-pdps-lawyer-others/»
one thing am sure of is that buhari will be tough for the looters infact I love this. All you looters that are on the loose beware buhari hammer is on your to hammer and plough you out of laundry. If buhari fail in all aspect of governance I don't think he can fail in fighting corruption. Carry go oga. Crack them down but don't play partial oooh.
Re: EFCC Probes How BPE Paid N1 . 45 B To Pdp’s Lawyer, Others by Chiefpriest1(m): 6:25am On Jul 14, 2015
Breeze don blow. The day of reckoning is here!

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