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Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by Buyeradvertcom: 3:43am On Dec 31, 2016
It was revealed yesterday that the 47 Sports Utility Vehicles and 100 motorcycles the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) recently recovered from a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Power were bought for former President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign in the 2015 general election.

The sum of N1.5 billion with which the vehicles were acquired was allegedly sourced from the diverted N27 billion insurance premium of deceased workers of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).

All the vehicles were said to have been paid for by the former Permanent Secretary, Dr. Godknows Igali, to aid the campaign efforts of the Goodluck/Sambo Campaign Organisation in the build-up to the presidential election.

The EFCC was said to have intercepted the vehicles and motorcycles after an alarm was raised by an artisan.

An EFCC source said yesterday that there was “overwhelming evidence” against the former Perm Sec.

Another source, who spoke in confidence, said the 47 vehicles were seized from some secret locations where Igali had kept them.

More than 100 motorcycles parked at a facility in Mabushi Area of Abuja were also confiscated by the EFCC.

The confiscated items include SUVs, Toyota Coaster buses, Toyota Hilux trucks and 16-seater buses.

The source said: “Igali had allegedly secured the hefty heist in well-guarded premises in an upscale neighbourhood of Abuja.

“But luck ran out on him when an artisan called to fix a faulty utility vehicle became curious over the avalanche of the state of the art vehicles parked in the premises and tipped off the EFCC.

“The commission immediately commenced discreet investigation.

“In the course of investigation, it discovered that all the vehicles were supplied by Dilly Motors at the instance of Igali.”

The source claimed that about N1.5 billion paid for the vehicles was allegedly sourced from the diverted N27 billion insurance premium of deceased workers of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).

The cash was allegedly laundered by Igali through Baseworth Insurance Brokers in order to cover his track.

The source added: “It was initially difficult to determine the source of the funds with which the vehicles were purchased as it did not come directly from Igali’s account.

“But a breakthrough came as the EFCC stumbled on evidence of a curious payment to Dilly Motors from the account of Baseworth Insurance Brokers Limited, a company that was under investigation in another case of alleged diversion of N27 billion insurance premium of deceased staff of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria.

“In one of the transfers, N300 million was paid to Dilly Moors from the account of Baseworth Insurance Brokers.

“Operatives of the Commission were curious to determine the service which Dilly Motors rendered to Baseworth Insurance Brokers to warrant payment.

“Dilly Motors, on interrogation, allegedly admitted that the N300 million was part of the N1.5 billion paid by Igali for the purchase of vehicles for the Goodluck/Sambo Campaign Organisation to prosecute the 2015 general election.

“Igali was earlier this year arrested by the Commission and made a statement after which he was released on administrative bail.”

At press time, it was learnt that the EFCC was finalising plans to arraign Igali in court.

A top EFCC source said: “We have substantial evidence against Igali. He is going to face trial any moment from now.

“In profiling Igali, our detectives discovered that he is a kinsman of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and he assisted the Gooodluck/Sambo Campaign Organisation with vehicles by diverting public funds for such illegality.

“Actually, Igali had made useful statement and our detectives have spent the last five to six months to conduct diligent investigation.

“There is a prima facie case against him. It is left for the ex-Permanent Secretary to prove his innocence in court.”

The Nation had exclusively reported on October 10 that the EFCC had frozen N6,811,846,443.05 in the accounts of some companies belonging to a cousin to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and Bestworth Insurance Brokers Ltd.

The frozen cash was part of the N27,188,232,208.20 benefits of the deceased employees of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), which were diverted.

Out of the amount, the sum of N951,637,223 only deducted FIRS VAT and WHY was paid through Diamond Bank and UBA Plc for direct credit to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

About N26,236,594,986 was looted by some top officials of the former Jonathan government, including the purchase of vehicles for the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation.

These highlights were contained in the report of EFCC on the diversion of the benefits of dead PHCN workers.

The EFCC said in part: “Sometimes in 2014, above named (names withheld) conspired amongst themselves and used Bestworth Insurance Brokers Ltd to divert N27,188,232,208.20 from the Federal Government of Nigeria through the BPE.

“The said account was originally approved to be released to Great Nigeria Insurance Plc (GNIP) as Group Premium Insurance (death and accident) claim to the next of kin of ex-PHCN staff who died in service and those that suffered incapacitation from accidents.

“Both covert and overt investigation aimed at determining the veracity of the information was discretely carried out into the Insurance Brokers Ltd domiciled with Skye Bank, Unity Bank and Keystone Bank.

“Efforts were also made to locate, identify and profile the operation of the company at both their Kaduna and Lagos offices.

The totality of these efforts led to the following findings:

“That the FGN decided to privatise the PHCN through BPE. The proceeds from sales were remitted to the OAGF.

“That the Federal Ministry of Power and the Federal Ministry of Labour in a bid to resolve a dispute emanating from the staff of the PHCN over unpaid insurance claims diverted the matter to BPE who advised that the claim be paid from the proceeds of the privatised PHCN.”

The EFCC gave the details of how the fraud was perpetrated by convincing the National Council on Privatization (NCP) to approve the disbursement of the funds.

The report added: “That the National Council on Privatization (NCP) during its third meeting held on 4th August 2014, amongst others, recommended the release of N27,188,232,208.20 to Great Nigeria Insurance Plc as settlement of insurance claim which the President approved.

“Based on the above, on the 10th December 2014, the sum of N26,236,594,986 was released to Bestworth Insurance Brokers Ltd of J415 Ibadan Street, Kabba road, Kaduna .

“The principal proprietor of the company is yet to be arrested and the sum of N951,637,223 only deducted FIRS VAT and WHY was paid through Diamond Bank and UBA Plc for direct credit to FIRS.”

The EFCC said it has frozen about N6.8 billion in more than nine accounts and seized a N585 million property from a former Chief of Staff.

It said: “Bestworth Insurance Brokers Limited maintains a corporate standard current Ac No. 1771645118 with Skye Bank Plc; Ac No. 0025251085; 0025860162; 0025872242 with Unity Bank and Ac. No 1040199787, 10052599665, 05102001142, 107102000361; 10440359482 with Keystone Bank Plc. An order has been obtained from a court of competent jurisdiction to freeze these accounts to aid recovery.

“Further investigation disclosed that the insurance broker distributed these funds to various companies including a company controlled by a cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan into whose account the sum of N2.5 billion was paid.

“This Commission has traced and frozen the sum of N2 billion in the accounts at S/No (f) above in a related case being investigated involving the company while the suspect was charged to court.

“Similarly, the sum of N1 billion paid in four instalments was traced to Kebna Studios and Communication Nigeria Ltd controlled by a former DG of BPE.

“The sum of N300 million was equally traced to Dilly Motors Ltd who produced documents that indicated delivery of vehicles to the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation worth more than N1.5 billion and that part of these included the said money traced to the company.

“Investigation has established a direct link between the recovered vehicles and the N300 million paid to Dilly Motors Ltd.

“Meanwhile, a credit balance of N2,004,846,443.05 traced to Bestworth Insurance Brokers Ltd Skye Bank Acct No: 17711645118 has been frozen. Forfeiture proceedings shall be initiated for the purpose of full recovery.

“Other transfers made to accounts of Bestworth Insurance Brokers Ltd domiciled with Unity Bank Plc were also traced and the sum of N2,507,000,00 found in the accounts were frozen for possible recovery.

“The investigation is yet to be concluded.

“The development is however worrisome as persons entrusted with the keys to the nation’s treasury conspired amongst themselves to loot hapless citizens and the families of the deceased employees of PHCN of their much needed benefits.”

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by Osezzua(m): 3:48am On Dec 31, 2016
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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by Achuwa1(m): 3:53am On Dec 31, 2016
A great man will always be a great man & u apc online/media propaganda can never tarnish the good works of Gej coz grandpa buhari can never match his achievement even if given a decade to rule.
Apc & buhari should pls fix our economy than trying to divert our attention with all this weekly lies u peddle online.
Last week it was boko haram victory & now its Gej again,probably u ppl are running out of lies to still involve Jonathan again or is it the budget made for media lobbying is @ work now .
Very funny govt.. grin

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by Nobody: 3:54am On Dec 31, 2016
Is it just me or is lalasticlala over hyped?

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by ishowdotgmail(m): 4:23am On Dec 31, 2016
Jonathan will not make heaven cry

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by ishowdotgmail(m): 4:24am On Dec 31, 2016
Achuwa1:
A great man will always be a great man & u apc online/media propaganda can never tarnish the good works of Gej coz grandpa buhari can never match his achievement even if given a decade to rule.

Sharrap undecided

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by tit(f): 4:26am On Dec 31, 2016
Sango will kill buhari before he kills nigeria with hunger and lies.

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by DropShot: 4:38am On Dec 31, 2016
Achuwa1:
A great man will always be a great man & u apc online/media propaganda can never tarnish the good works of Gej coz grandpa buhari can never match his achievement even if given a decade to rule.
Apc & buhari should pls fix our economy than trying to divert our attention with all this weekly lies u peddle online.
Last week it was boko haram victory & now its Gej again,probably u ppl are running out of lies to still involve Jonathan again or is it the budget made for media lobbying is @ work now .
Very funny govt.. grin
Your own specie of zombiesm surpasses that of other wailing zombies.

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by azimibraun: 4:50am On Dec 31, 2016
My view: Buhari has in one year surpassed Mr GEJ in managing Nigerians. Protection of lives and property s general the primary role of government right? Not to me any longer. To get citizens thinking outside the box, being prudent, believing in their own initiatives creating opportunities, and having hope is the number one role of government and that is exactly what president Buhari is offering me. I might not be the captain of the yatch but am on the boat. If it sinks am with it. So I wll support the captain to keep it floating.

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by azimibraun: 4:53am On Dec 31, 2016
DropShot:

Your own specie of zombiesm surpasses that of other wailing zombies.
what has government at the state level in the wild offered you over the years? 5 gully and poorly infractsructured states of the Wild. He is zombie and you a wilding. Bloody citizen of the Wild.

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by azimibraun: 4:58am On Dec 31, 2016
tit:
Sango will kill buhari before he kills nigeria with hunger and lies.
that's why you will never have sense. Where was your sango wen Mr Buhari became president? I believe in God and in my belief of him, he alone annoints leaders. So buharri is a product God, your sango don't make leaders. He only "kills" them for you. But can he kill what God made; I don't think so.

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by kcnwaigbo: 4:59am On Dec 31, 2016
azimibraun:
My view: Buhari has in one year surpassed Mr GEJ in managing Nigerians. Protection of lives and property s general the primary role of government right? Not to me any longer. To get citizens thinking outside the box, being prudent, believing in their own initiatives creating opportunities, and having hope is the number one role of government and that is exactly what president Buhari is offering me. I might not be the captain of the yatch but am on the boat. If it sinks am with it. So I wll support the captain to keep it floating.
Protection of lives of Nigerians? Are you kidding me? With all the killings by Fulani herdsmen and boko haram?

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by olaolaking(m): 5:06am On Dec 31, 2016
Osezzua:
ok
You mean?
Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by azimibraun: 5:08am On Dec 31, 2016
kcnwaigbo:

Protection of lives of Nigerians? Are you kidding me? With all the killings by Fulani herdsmen and boko haram?
Small boy reader is easy to identify. You can't read yet you want to respond and make comments.

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by krasican(m): 5:33am On Dec 31, 2016
“Igali had allegedly secured the hefty heist in well-guarded premises in an upscale neighbourhood of Abuja.

“But luck ran out on him when an artisan called to fix a faulty utility vehicle became curious over the avalanche of the state of the art vehicles parked in the premises and tipped off the EFCC.

“The commission immediately commenced discreet investigation.

“In the course of investigation, it discovered that all the vehicles were supplied by Dilly Motors at the instance of Igali.”

The source claimed that about N1.5 billion paid for the vehicles was allegedly sourced from the diverted N27 billion insurance premium of deceased workers of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).

The cash was allegedly laundered by Igali through Baseworth Insurance Brokers in order to cover his track.

The source added: “It was initially difficult to determine the source of the funds with which the vehicles were purchased as it did not come directly from Igali’s account.

“But a breakthrough came as the EFCC stumbled on evidence of a curious payment to Dilly Motors from the account of Baseworth Insurance Brokers Limited, a company that was under investigation in another case of alleged diversion of N27 billion insurance premium of deceased staff of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria.
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una no notice say TIT no fit defend her oga.....na insult she come begin dey release grin grin grin grin grin grin

THE THING PAIN AM DIE

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by adedayoa2(f): 5:41am On Dec 31, 2016
This man use him wife pack money and all of a sudden became a hero just because he handed over to Buhari. Ati Buhari, Ati Jonathan, failures.

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by project8(m): 6:20am On Dec 31, 2016
Gej almost sold Nigeria

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by Atiku2019: 6:26am On Dec 31, 2016
Watching..............

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by mobaking: 6:32am On Dec 31, 2016
Where are those abusing Lai Mohammed that this story is a lie,that he should give them the name of the perm sec.One thing I know recession did not fall from heaven,we know those who dashed us recession.God save Naija.

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by sinistermind(m): 6:51am On Dec 31, 2016
Hold on, has it ever occurred to anyone that GEJ might not even know about this? That is man just purchased all these under the guise of campaign? They said the SUV weren't even used.

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by mysteriousman(m): 6:52am On Dec 31, 2016
Oboy na wa o, this guys finish us for this country shocked

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by Caseless: 7:23am On Dec 31, 2016
*grabs the Mic and scream*

Jonathan is the biggest thief in our history as a nation.

The EFCC was said to have intercepted the vehicles and motorcycles after an alarm was raised by an artisan.

25% of the loot loading....

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by agbangam: 7:23am On Dec 31, 2016
Speechless

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by agbangam: 7:25am On Dec 31, 2016
Achuwa1:
A great man will always be a great man & u apc online/media propaganda can never tarnish the good works of Gej coz grandpa buhari can never match his achievement even if given a decade to rule.
Apc & buhari should pls fix our economy than trying to divert our attention with all this weekly lies u peddle online.
Last week it was boko haram victory & now its Gej again,probably u ppl are running out of lies to still involve Jonathan again or is it the budget made for media lobbying is @ work now .
Very funny govt.. grin

Just observer his Moniker "" Na Ipob" supporters of Corruption.

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by agbangam: 7:27am On Dec 31, 2016
tit:
Sango will kill buhari before he kills nigeria with hunger and lies.

I have always observeu dis babe, u enjoy supporting corruption. Na wa for u oo

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by Oche211(m): 7:46am On Dec 31, 2016
Jonathan nd his cabals finished this country.

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by veekid(m): 7:52am On Dec 31, 2016

buhari sef

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by clevadani: 7:53am On Dec 31, 2016
the Jonathan administration set us back by 100years. but this present admin is trying it's best to shatter that record.

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Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by adenine02: 7:54am On Dec 31, 2016
EFCC sef
Re: Revealed: Seized 47 Suvs, 100 Motorcycles Bought For Jonathan’s Campaign by Nobody: 7:54am On Dec 31, 2016
Owk

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