BUSTED: Fashion Designer Admits To Getting N546m From NIMASA
A prosecution witness has told a stunned federal high court about how his account was credited with N546.8million by an official of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).
Chukwuemeka Benjamin Onuoha, a fashion designer, made the shocking revelation during the theft trial of former NIMASA boss Patrick Akpobolokemi.
Onuoha, while being led in evidence by the EFCC prosecutor Rotimi Oyedepo, said his company, Extreme Vertevex Limited, was used to siphon over N546,802,000 million from the coffers of NIMASA for a contract that was neither awarded to or executed by him.
Akpobolokemi was arraigned before Justice Ibrahim Buba along with Captain Ezekiel Agaba, Ekene Nwakuche, Governor Juan – and three companies, namely Blockz and Stonz Limited, Kenzo Logistics Limited and Al-Kenzo Logistic Limited.
In a twenty-two count charge filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), they were accused of illegally converting a total of N2,658,957,666 between December 23, 2013 and May 28 this year.
The accused all pled not guilty to all the counts.