Only Dasuki can explain $40m pipeline contract – witness.

 
   
 
   
 

Only Dasuki can explain $40m pipeline contract – witnessPrincipal witness, Ibrahim Mahe, in the ongoing trial of Azibaola Robert, cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan, and his wife, has told a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja that only former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, can explain why OnePlus Holdings Limited got a $40 million pipeline security contract.

   
  READ ALSO: Court orders release of Dasukis former aide
   
 

Mahe, who recently retired as permanent secretary, Special Services Operations (SSO) in the NSA’s office, told the court that he paid Oneplus $40 million out of the $600 million special security fund sourced from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

 

Under cross-examination by counsel to Roberts, Chris Uche, Mahe, who admitted serving only 11 months in the office of the NSA, also admitted that some other firms got security contracts in excess of $40 million approved for OnePlus.
He however failed to tell the court ‎presided over by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba the names of the companies that benefited from the remaining $560 million of the special security fund.

 

Also under cross-examination, Mahe admitted that prior to crediting the account of OnePlus‎ with the $40 million, at least nine officials in the office of the NSA minute on the payment warrant.

   
  READ ALSO: DasukiGate: How Dasuki Paid N400 Million Into Olisa Metuhs Account - Banker Reveals
   
 

According to Mahe, OnePlus was paid based on the conviction that the firm’s security contract met due process requirements, having been endorsed by nine top officials of the ONSA.

Mahe told the court that the ONSA was not in the habit of advertising security contracts, also admitting that for security purposes, certain security contracts could be given code names.

He denied being part of any bidding process for the procurement of security gadgets, saying ‎his responsibility only entailed disbursing money already approved for security contracts.

Meanwhile, the second prosecution witness, Olabode Farinola, a compliance officer with Zenith Bank, while being led in evidence by Sylvanus Tahir, the prosecution counsel, informed the court that $39, 999, 985 was received by the accused persons on September 10, 2014.

Uche, counsel to the accused persons, when asked if he intend to cross examine the witness, asked the court for an adjournment on the grounds that the defence was not furnished with the witness statement nor was he listed among the witnesses in the matter.

“It is in this that the matter was to be adjourned, and as such, the defence cannot be compelled to cross examine a witness it had no fore knowledge of his testimony,” Uche argued.

At this point, the trial judge, Justice Dimgba had to adjourn the matter to October 6, 7, 19 and 20, 2016.

 
   
 

News Source => http://businessdayonline.com/2016/07/only-dasuki-can-explain-40m-pipeline-contract-witness/

   
 
Leave Your Comment
   
 
Related
Court orders release of Dasukis former aide
Mar 14, 2016.
DasukiGate: How Dasuki Paid N400 Million Into Olisa Metuhs Account - Banker Reveals
Jan 28, 2016.
$2.1bn arms deal: Falana drags Dasuki, others before ICC
Jan 25, 2016.
$2.1bn Arms Fraud: ONSA Was Following Jonathans Orders - Dasukis Lawyer
Jan 22, 2016.
   
 
Trending
Dogara demanded N40bn padding in budget, says Jibrin
Jul 22, 2016.
Dogara demanded N40bn padding in budget, says Jibrin
Jul 22, 2016.
Dogara demanded N40bn padding in budget, says Jibrin
Jul 22, 2016.
VON DG blames OBJ, GEJ for current challenges facing Nigeria
Jul 12, 2016.
VON DG blames OBJ, GEJ for current challenges facing Nigeria
Jul 12, 2016.
VON DG blames OBJ, GEJ for current challenges facing Nigeria
Jul 12, 2016.
Kogi police arrest 71 suspected criminals, kill one
Dec 23, 2015.
Kogi & Bayelsa decide: Who wins where!
Nov 20, 2015.
Fasholas Onerous Task of Fixing Electricity
Nov 17, 2015.
Dont grant Ondo N7bn loan, Boroffice tells bank
Nov 16, 2015.
Nigeria wont be free until Biafra is free By Nnamdi Kanu
Nov 14, 2015.
Woman Who Stole Week-Old Baby Arrested At Oshodi
Nov 13, 2015.
Buhari fires 16 permsecs , opts for 25 ministries
Nov 11, 2015.
Ambode laments gridlock, asks FG to repay N51bn debt
Nov 11, 2015.
MTN CEO Dabengwa Resigns After $5.2bn Nigeria Fine
Nov 9, 2015.
   
 
Sports
Crystal Palace after Super Eagles defender
Nov 21, 2015.
2018 FIFA WORLD CUP Echiejile Warns Eagles to Be Wary of Swaziland Threat
Nov 17, 2015.
2018 World Cup qualifiers: Swaziland Coach reveals killer tactics to down Eagles in Port Harcourt
Nov 16, 2015.
   
 
Entertainment
#FORTYfied: 2face begs Don Jazzy and D`banj to reunite in the name of God
Nov 21, 2015.
6yrs after Marriage, Husband gets Divorce over Wifes Adultery
Nov 20, 2015.
How 2face made Wizkid postpone his album release
Nov 14, 2015.
   
 Latest Update
Police dismiss 14 for selling arms to criminals
Nov 23, 2016.
Mimiko meets Buhari, denies defecting to APC
Nov 22, 2016.
Nigerias economic crisis worsens
Nov 21, 2016.
PDP differs as Buhari says corrupt Nigerians fighting govt
Nov 18, 2016.

 

 Sponsored Create Ad
Only Dasuki can explain 40m pipeline contract witness
 
 
Only Dasuki can explain 40m pipeline contract witness
 
 
Only Dasuki can explain 40m pipeline contract witness
 
 
Only Dasuki can explain 40m pipeline contract witness
 
 
Only Dasuki can explain 40m pipeline contract witness
 
 
Only Dasuki can explain 40m pipeline contract witness