According to reports, two former public officers have returned #8 billion to the Federal Government of Nigeria to avoid prosecution.
Jonah Ogunniyi Otunla, who was the Accountant-General of the Federation between 2011 and 2015 returned #6.3 billion and while Abdullahi Inde Dikko, the Customs’ Comptroller General between 2009 and 2015 returned N1.9 billion.
In the agreement leading to the refunds, Otunla claimed that the now suspended acting Chairman of the EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, promised that him, companies linked to him and his associates would not be prosecuted, if should he return funds.
Otunla claimed he met with Magu during the investigation and he was told by the EFCC boss to “refund the monies linked to your companies and nobody will prosecute you.”
He said based on Magu’s promise, he had a meeting with his executives and started the process of the refund.
Dikko also explained that shortly after his retirement, he entered in an agreement on May 25, 2016 with the AGF and the Director General of the State Security Service.
The ex-Customs boss claimed the Attorney-General, Abubakar Malami directed him “to return $8m or its equivalent in naira, at N197 to a dollar so as to prevent the Federal Government of Nigeria from prosecuting him.” which he fully complied.
In the Federal High court, Abuja, Justice Ahmed Mohammed however agreed with Dikko that he could no longer be prosecuted by the ICPC in view of the agreement with the AGF. Also Justice Nnamdi Dimgba found that in view of the agreement with the AGF, Dikko could no longer be prosecuted by the EFCC
#BlackFriday As Fire Engulfs Onitsha Plastic Market. Destroys Properties Worth Millions Of Naira (Photos)
It’s currently a Black Friday for the people of Onitsha and most especially the traders of Onitsha Plastic Market as fire engulfs more that 40% of the market.
According to BBC News Igbo, they reported that the fire outbreak was said to have started early today morning around 1:50am Nigerian time and it is believed that properties worth millions of Naira was also destroyed.
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The cause of the fire is not yet known and the State Police Command has informed the general public that investigations into the matter is currently ongoing.
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