Hayatu Ahmed, main superintendent of the Financial and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), states Ahmed Idris, suspended accountant-general of the federation, diverted public money by compromising authorities account methods.
He detailed the account units as the Treasury One Account (TSA), federal government integrated economic management data technique (GIFMIS), and the integrated payroll and staff facts program (IPPIS).
Idris, Godfrey Olusegun Akindele, and Mohammed Kudu Usman are standing trial more than alleged N109 billion fraud.
According to a assertion by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, at the sitting at the federal money territory (FCT) superior court on Thursday, Ahmed, the chief prosecuting officer, advised the court docket that EFCC investigations showed Idris diverted TSA, GIFMIS and IPPIS funds.
The witness also explained to the court docket that the money allegedly diverted by the suspended accountant-typical have been joined to qualities these kinds of as the Gezawa Trade Constrained, Gezawa Built-in Farms, and Kano Town Mall.
“We had induce to invite quite a few people today who experienced transactions with the Gezawa Commodity and Exchange Minimal and found 1 Baita Ibrahim Kura, of BI Kura Ibrahim, a Bureau de Adjust operator based mostly in Kano,” Ahmed was quoted as declaring.
“We invited him and cautioned him and he voluntarily wrote a assertion, boasting he manufactured many payments like N208 million into Gezawa Commodity Market place with Jaiz bank.”
Ahmed also instructed the courtroom that Ibrahim admitted to have paid the sum of N866 million to a person Mustapha Mukhtar of Marsc Construction Restricted for the building of Gezawa Commodity Marketplace and Exchange constrained.
“My Lord, investigation showed that, Ibrahim received United States dollars from the very first defendant. We also discovered out that agitation from the nine oil-manufacturing states, with regards to derivation from the extra crude account, was tabled in advance of the Federal Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) and the committee came up with a figure of about $2.2 billion as what was because of to the 9 oil generating states, and these sum was to be deducted over a 60 months interval on quarterly foundation,” the investigating officer mentioned.
The EFCC witness also advised the court that 11.5 p.c of the figure, amounting to N44.7 billion, was utilized to fork out some general public officers to facilitate payments to oil-generating states.
“After the willpower of this committee, my lord, some companies, Akindele and Co, a company owned by the 2nd defendant, Godfrey Olusegun Akindele, was presented below the guise of consultancy,” Ahmed reported.
“My lord, until eventually a short while ago, the next defendant, Akindele, was a team in the workplace of the AGF, and specialized assistant to the initially defendant. Investigation discovered that N84.39 billion was compensated into Akindele’s financial institution accounts.”
The EFCC officer explained an additional N21 billion was compensated into Akindele’s account in February 2021, including that other payments ended up made in 2021, amounting to N94.39 billion.
Ahmed told the court docket that funds have been shared to some teams and folks, together with 1 Peace Akomas of the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Fee (RMAFC), who was stated to have gathered N18.8 billion.
“The 2nd team is the AGF group and it obtained a overall sum of N18.01 billion,” Ahmed said.
“The 3rd group, the Commissioners of Finance in the nine oil-developing states, obtained N21.4 billion. The revenue was withdrawn by Akindele, converted to US bucks and handed about to Akomas on behalf of the group.
“The fourth team is referred to as the Yari team. This team received N17.15 billion. The entirety of the sum was transferred to the account of Fimex Expert Companies on the instruction of the consultant of this team: Abdulaziz Yari, former Zamfara state governor.
“The remaining N8.9 billion was retained by the second defendant. Furthermore, N4.29 billion was converted to US bucks by Akindele as appreciation for the consultancy contract, and the stability of N4.6 billion was supplied to Akindele.”
The EFCC officer additional that the attributes purchased with the resources by the initially and 3rd defendants had been traced to different locations in Abuja, Kano, and Niger states.
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