EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan’s aide, three other ex-Nigerian officials named in $20million bribery scandal in Switzerland

Adebayo Sarumi [Photo Credit: Business Monitor]
Adebayo Sarumi [Photo Credit: Business Monitor]

Three former top officials of the Nigerian Ports Authority and a former special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan have been named in a massive foreign bribery scandal that has led to the conviction of a company and some of its top officials in Switzerland, PREMIUM TIMES can exclusively report today.

Dredging International Services (Cyprus) Ltd was sentenced to a fine of one million Swiss Francs and asked to refund 36 million Swiss Francs illegal profit after it was indicted for allegedly making illicit payments to a former Managing Director of the NPA, Adebayo Sarumi; a former Managing Director of NPA’s Eastern Ports, Felix Ovbude; a former Executive Director of Finance at the NPA, Abba Murtala Mohammed; and Daniel Afam-Obi, a former executive assistant to Sullivan Akachukwu Nwankpo who was ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s special adviser on technical matters.

Investigators believe Mr. Afam-Obi acted on behalf of Mr. Nwankpo.

While Messrs Sarumi, Ovbude and Mohammed allegedly collectively received $2.6million in kickbacks, Mr. Afam-Obi was said to have been paid $157,000 for unknown reasons. Another $18million dollar was passed to companies in which some yet unknown Nigerian officials have interests.

Dredging International Services (Cyprus) Ltd is part of a consortium which formed The Bonny Channel Management Limited that in turn entered into a joint venture arrangement with the NPA to form The Bonny Channel Company saddled with “creating and maintaining a safe navigational passage for all marine users to and in the Eastern Ports of Bonny Island, Onne, Okrika and Port-Harcourt”.

The NPA holds 60 per cent equity in the JVC while The Bonny Channel Management Limited consortium (comprising Dredging International, Vinci, IPEM and Dapesa Limited) has the remaining 40 per cent.

The bribery scheme

Each year, NPA awards the company contracts worth $70million without any open or competitive bidding as required by Nigerian law, and the firm is believed to have so far cornered jobs worth at least N717 billion.
Dredging International is a subsidiary of the Belgian group, Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering NV (DEME), which specializes in petroleum infrastructure and dredging, and has a turnover of two billion euros and employs 4,600 people worldwide. The French company VINCI is one of its main shareholders.

In an indictment dated May 1, 2017, the Swiss Federal Prosecutor’s Office (MPC) said between 2006 and 2011, the company wired huge bribes to the companies in which Mr. Sarumi and his colleagues were beneficial owners.

In addition, according to the document issued by Federal Prosecutor Alice de Chambrier, Dredging International, through its agent, transferred more than $18 million to nine offshore companies whose real beneficial owners are yet unclear. The companies are Noble Gate Projects Ltd., Liam Engineering Nigeria Ltd., Nianza Fze, Alfonsor Trading Corporation, Monogate Ltd., FIFC Management And Development Ltd., Reinex Bureau of Change Ltd, Annacro Ltd., and Agro Systems Ltd.

Dredging had through two of its executives – Alexandre Maes (Chief Financial Officer) and Christian Van Meerbeeck (Chief Legal Officer) – entrusted the treasury of its Nigerian project to a Geneva-based asset management company, Driancourt & Cie, and its director, Alain Driancourt. It was this asset management company and its director that executed the complicated foreign bribery scheme on its behalf.

In arranging the illicit scheme, Mr. Driancourt of the asset management firm, documents show, set up three offshore companies: Berndale Trading Ltd, with accounts with Credit Suisse and EFG Bank in Geneva, as well as Bayhill Finance Ltd and Dacklin Trading Ltd, each with an account with EFG Bank. The accounts were regularly funded by Dredging International. The payment orders were given by Alexandre Maes and Christian Van Meerbeck, then executed by Alain Driancourt.

The bribe payments, investigators said, began in 2007 after the NPA refused to pay Dredging International $43 million for dredging work already done. To recover this amount, the company elaborately organized the payment of several million dollars to executives of the NPA and other officials in the hope that that would push them to act.

And for five years, as indicated above, more $20million were wired to companies in which the named Nigerian officials are believed to be beneficial owners as well as to firms whose real beneficial owners are yet to be determined (also listed above).

As required by Swiss laws, the bank Credit Suisse alerted authorities to these suspicious transfers in 2011, and an investigation immediately commenced. The investigation was initially entrusted to Prosecutor Félix Reinmann and then to Olivier Thormann.

Switzerland slams indictments

Dredging International tried to justify the payments, with its lawyer, Marc Henzelin, telling investigators, “Our clients admit to having engaged intermediaries close to the government in 2007 to ensure the security of the local personnel in the Delta when there were serious threats to their lives (kidnappings, attacks and immobilizations of boats etc.).

“At the same time, our customers found themselves in a situation of near-constraint when the Nigerian Port Authority, contractually obliged to pay nearly $ 50 million to operators, blocked the payments due. DISC regrets that it chose this solution at the time and has fully cooperated with the Swiss criminal authorities.” The subsidiary of the DEME group has since set up an “OECD” compliance system since the beginning of the criminal procedure in 2011.

Despite that explanation, the Swiss Prosecution Office indicted the company, and mandated it to pay a fine of 37million Swiss Francs. The company’s officials directly involved in the bribery scheme were also convicted, with authorities saying Alexander Maes and Christian Van Meerbeeck failed to “verify the economic background of the payments they were ordering, even though the company operated in a country where the risk of corruption was notoriously high.”

Christian Van Meerbeeck received a bonus of 800,000 euros over the period, of which 40,000 was in connection with the Bonny Channel project. He will have to reimburse 56,000 francs out of this sum, and pay 5,000 francs in procedural costs. He is also sentenced to 12 days fine of 210 francs with suspended sentence.

Alexandre Maes received €2.7 million in bonuses, including € 136,000 for Bonny Channel. He was ordered to pay 197,000 francs, plus 5,000 francs in procedural costs. He also received a 12-day fine with suspended sentence.

The asset management company, Driancourt & Cie, had earlier in August 2015 been ordered dissolved by regulatory authorities in Switzerland for its insufficient controls in view of the risks of corruption in Nigeria. Its director, Alain Driancourt, was also prohibited from practicing as financial intermediary in the country.

The public prosecutor’s officers decided not to issue compensatory fine against Mr. Driancourt in view of the bankruptcy of his company. He was however sentenced to 60 days fine of 150 francs per day with suspended sentence, and will have to pay 1000 francs of procedural expenses.

Nigeria won’t prosecute

Switzerland said it sought assistance from Nigeria and that the then Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, replied that there was no case for criminal prosecution.

Sources at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission  (EFCC) confirmed the anti-graft agency received a request from Switzerland on the matter. “We interrogated the named individuals, did other investigations and then forwarded our findings to the Attorney General’s office for onward passage to the Swiss embassy,” one of the investigators who handled the matter told PREMIUM TIMES.

“The difficulty we had then was that the companies into which the monies were paid were offshore ones, and they had no bank accounts in Nigeria. However, we sent our report to the Attorney General but we had no idea what he told the Swiss. We also did not hear back from the Swiss since then.”

Mr. Adoke, who is wanted by the EFCC in connection with the Malabu Oil investigation, has been out of Nigeria since the end of his tenure in May 2015, and could not be reached to comment for this story. A source close to him however quoted the former minister as saying everything he did while in office was in compliance with Nigerian laws.

The incumbent Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, did not answer or return calls. Neither did he reply a text message sent to him.

The Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, said she was not aware of the case, and that no one or agency had discussed the matter with her since she assumed duties at the Authority on July 18, 2016.

Indicted officials react

When contacted by telephone, Mr. Ovbude, who is a now managing consultant with Lagos-based Renaissance Consulting, first said, “I don’t know what they are talking about.” But when he was told that the company which paid the bribe had confessed, the former NPA official said, “I worked and many people worked. It’s one thing to say you are specifically in charge, but issue can come up and you are exonerated.” When told that he was specifically mentioned in the charge and that Dredging International had been convicted, he said, “I am not told, I am not aware.”

Mr. Sarumi’s telephone failed to connect Friday and Saturday. But he later replied a text, saying he was travelling abroad and that our reporter should telephone him again at 2 p.m. Nigerian time on Sunday.

He kept that appointment, telling this reporter, “As far as I’m concerned, I am not aware of the matter you are talking about. I hope we were not named just because we represented NPA on the board of the joint venture company.”

He then requested PREMIUM TIMES to furnish him with documents detailing the indictments in Switzerland.

Mr. Afam-Obi is yet to answer questions sent to him via Facebook by our reporter while Mr. Mohammed could not be reached for comments.


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  • Bigtin

    Here was a Country…….

  • Dejandon

    Corruption with Federal Character fully represented

    • Black or White

      LOL
      Nigeria

      • We the People…

        @disqus_shRMvsO4cC:disqus

        MAY GOD GIVE SPEED and clarity of thought to the
        revolutionary leaders in our military barracks who’re meeting to swiftly end a
        vile conspiracy of thieves that’s mistaken for democracy in Nigeria, and assure
        the revolutionaries total success in killing all the rogues who steal the
        treasury in the name of democracy. Enough is enough!

        Blood must flow. Plea-bargained drugs-running criminals have
        turned our state treasury into personal ATM machine. They and others like them
        who loot the treasury; and who have series of documented cases of theft (which
        Muhamadu Buhari is too compromised to prosecute), must all be arrested and laid
        to rest in perfect peace. When the guns fall silent, there must be no single
        treasury thief left standing in Nigeria.

        That is the ideal goal. God bless the imminent Nigerian revolution!

    • Kay

      All colours are the same in darkness.

    • Kay

      You don’t hear them say anything about tribe and religion when greed and plundering of common wealth are the issues. On the other hand, when they want to confuse you and I, for selfish reasons and benefits, they resort to differentiating between us, by religions and regions.

    • Julius

      Indeed !!!. Exactly what I have been saying. God help us !

  • Lasisi

    Thanks for good reportage.

  • George

    PT any news they never associated with GEJ isn’t a news not even Tinubu has PT attention except GEJ just to prove a point but it won’t work.

    • Kallah Bature

      Your common wealth is at stake and you are here blaming PT for exposing it.For crying out loud what on earth is wrong with this story and the way it was reported with proof and evidences​.
      I hope we shall one day grow out of this backwardness.

      • Julius

        Do you think he cares for the facts ? Nope, he is so delusional that all he can think and see is other folks that has nothing to do with the story. Blaming others is what he does best. The see no evil, hear no evil moron !.

    • Julius

      smh, you must be fancy Tinubu. lmaoooo, you sleep, wake up, and eat and drink with Tinubu on your mind. To the best of my knowledge, Tinubu has never been the president of the country.

  • TDaniels2

    Why not bring major okar and col nzego back? Nigeria badly needs change and cleansing from north to south and east to west!

    • Operation Dandilion

      @TDaniels2:disqus

      Only a bloody revolution can save Nigeria! All the bribe-takers and treasury thieves
      must be killed (along with their children wanting to inherit) and laid to rest in perfect peace,

  • Fadama

    Mention GEJ and corruption is just a stone throw away lurking around.

    • Repost by Popular Demand

      @fadama:disqus

      Stealing is the means to wealth accumulation in Nigeria; followed by bribes.
      A country like that will only get worse than it is today – without electricity
      and water supply
      – two existential basics in human life. Nigeria as it is
      will sooner or later implode in un-controllable flare of violence once the coin
      drops and the benighted populace realize that stealing is not a sport or any
      good way to organize the basis of success in a country. Stealing is zero-sum
      banditry because a person’s fantastic success will instantly result in other
      persons’ extreme wants. Already, beheading occurs at mid-day in Lagos where the
      freshly cut heads are then played around on the street as football. Nigeria is
      very rapidly falling into a huge black hole like a failed state. Stealing and
      bribery is the main reason.

      • Dokoku

        BRIBERY IS THE NEXT WORSE FORM OF CORRUPTION BECAUSE BRIBE IS GIVEN

        TO BUY A WRONG DECISION THAT THE LAW OF THE LAND IN NIGERIA PROHIBITS.

        • Law Lexis

          @fadama:disqus

          Nigerians are so local they are virtually led by the nose by
          foreigners with false assurance of “secure transaction” in bribe matters as if
          bribes can ever be lawful under any theory of law in the world. As far as these
          bribe assets abroad are concerned they are forfeitable at the instance of the
          shareholders of Dredging International Services (Cyprus) Ltd.

          Receiving bribes from or through Dredging International Services (Cyprus)
          Ltd, as third party company, is as daft as turning tricks in a public square in
          the afternoon.

          Switzerland’s association protocol with the European Union (E.U)
          opens the way for the company’s shareholders to obtain a freezing injunction
          of bribe assets in any European country; and by extension, to freeze any bribe
          asset in any Island or territory under the ultimate sovereignty of any E.U nation,
          since Dredging International Services (Cyprus) Ltd is in registered business
          partnership with a Belgian corporation; and in turn, in commercial agreement
          with a French corporation.

  • R.Ess. Kay

    @fadama:disqus

    Adoke Muhammed did a lot of evil but he did not just happen on Nigeria. It was the dim Goodluck Jonathan
    who did not know better. If Goodluck Jonathan had clarity of thought, and a laser-focus on how to build up
    a good country, a creature like Adoke Muhammed could not have occurred to him. But what goes round
    comes round. The same Adoke Muhamed has tied up his appointor – Goodluck Jonathan – into a web of
    potentially damaging criminal cases on OPL 245 Malabu Oil deal. That is as good a time as any for him
    to reflect if he meant well for Nigeria in the first place by appointing Adoke Muhamed as Justice Minister.

    • Patrick Otobo

      You believe the fiction premium times is selling to Nigerians? Pity!!! PT has delibrately linked Adoke to the story in furtherance of the agenda of it pay masters. This event happened during the tenure of Bayo Ojo. Even if Adoke had opined then that there was no sufficient evidence for prosecution and fresh evidence is now pointing to infraction of our laws, there is no time bar to prosecution. So PT should ask the current AG to initiate the prosecution and leave Adoke out of it.

      On Malabu, available documents in public space has clearly vindicated Adoke. PT false narrative is not sticking even if they repeat 1000 times like Goebbles! PT is a disaster and the promoters are the least qualified people to sermonize on corruption in Nigeria.

      • Wey Dem

        “Son of the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, Alhaji Mohammed Sani Abacha, has filed
        a fresh suit seeking an order of the Federal High Court in Abuja affirming him and a company
        Pecos Energy Ltd, as the owners of the Malabu Oil and Gas Limited. Malabu also asked the
        court to restrain the EFCC as continuing to treat the OPL 245 as proceed of crime, and also
        stop the anti-graft agency from interfering with its (Malabu’s) “right to explore and prospect
        for petroleum in the area of OPL 245.

        The defendant, includes, Mr Kweku Amafegha
        (described as an initial subscriber and director of Malabu), Munamuna Seidougha
        and Amaran Joseph (described as purported to be directors and allottees of Malabu).

        They further want a declaration that the resolution dated 9th June, 2010 purporting to validate
        the three (3) Shares Transfer Agreements of the same date, 9th June, 2010 purportedly
        transferring the shares of the 2nd plaintiff to Seidougha Munamuna (2nd defendant),
        the shares of Kweku Amafagha (1st defendant) and Hassan Hindu to Joseph Amaran
        (3rd defendant) are all null and void not having been authorised by the 2nd and
        3rd plaintiffs.

        ………….The Punch

        (March 20th, 2017)

      • Wey Dem

        @patrick_otobo:disqus,

        SEE THE DOCUMENTS IN PUBLIC SPACE immediately BELOW. HOW DO THEY VINDICATE ADOKE?

      • SAM .A

        Your name sounds like one of the cankerworms of Nigeria corruption , your language rhyme with their evil looting , tell your audience here , one thing that is good about Adoke Mohammed apart from soliciting for bribe and distributing the dividends of corruption . We all have to find away to move beyond the ADOKES of Nigeria sleaze and decay . He and his alibaba fiends have to be incarcerated for life , and u and other sympathizers and lovers of corruption and sleaze business put out of business. Nigeria needs a new lease of live .

        • Patrick Otobo

          You live in the gutter! Continue to dwell there!

          • SAM .A

            Creek monkey in his delusion and hallucination saw somebody in the gutter , when u are sober like Dumbo Jonathan come back here and write . No sane person takes you serious, u sleep with and wake up with corruption . Corruption is a way of life in your fantasy island

    • New Nigerian

      hmm. So Goodluck Jonathan is a victim huh? According to you, even his wife with all the stolen millions in dollars “occurred” to him…

  • musa aliyu

    Is there nothing good to come out of this jungle called Nigeria?

    • Izedomi Ohirein

      Exposing stealing & prosecution are something good. It is called fighting corruption & holding thieves accountable.

    • NwaIgbo

      Soon jungle dwellers will turn on their oppressors, it won’t be pretty.

    • Liberatio

      @disqus_XU7l5Bu6Ch:disqus

      So long as stealing is main activity in government offices nothing good can ever come out of Nigeria.
      Stealing is a destructive activity; stealing creates instant wealth for the thief; and makes others poor.
      Nigerians are retarded to deem stealing as just something to be read about rather than confronted.
      Whereas it is perfectly lawful to arm oneself in a militia group for the purpose of killing these thieves.
      The law does not say that thieves must only be cussed out – no! Thieves must attacked personally.
      Nigerians who don’t have guns should get one – the rash of bribe-takers and thieves is intolerable.
      Death is the wages of sins of the so-called excellencies who stink from mouth to anus like thieves.

  • Shahokaya

    Abba Murtala Muhammad was the son of late Head of State Murtala. He was the fellow that Jonathan sent to run for governor in Kano state and later ended up being the PDP governorship running mate in 2015.

  • SAM .A

    Late General Muritala Mohammed will be turning in his grave for the sordid behavior of his son . Like father , not like son .

    • TownMan

      I am sure you’re not strange to the story that the senior Murtala was equally corrupt before taking office as C-in-C. PT once published an old US cable in which American diplomats described him as corrupt. That’s just one. Read up, read my friend! Things don’t happen in a vacuum.

      • SAM .A

        Of course I knew the metamorphosis of Muritala Mohammed , by the time he took over from Gowon in early 70s, he had made 180 turn and was already cleaning up before he was cut down .

  • NwaIgbo

    Italy,Great Britain,Switzerland and other lawful nations prosecute and jail looters,criminals and bribe takers, but Nigeria’s EFCC invites the criminals, Nigerian lawyers and judges delays and delays criminal cases for over 7 years until every one forgets. Meanwhile Nigeria Attorney Generals get kick backs and very large brown envelops to say these criminals have no case to answer, then Dino will launch a book on how to fight corruption while accusing tomato sellers and other petty traders as the ones that are corrupt. The pot of fury is boiling over!

    • Queeneen

      @disqus_Z3PwiDMWFY:disqus

      Ultimately, the problem of Nigeria
      will be solved in street fights. The regret is that those who looted or destroyed
      the country by robbing it everyday since the 1960s shall have acquired billions
      of dollars to buy themselves another country abroad. The idiotic others who
      refuse to move against the treasury thieves now, will then belatedly troop to
      the streets in rustic smells with axe and cutlass, but without anyone to kill at
      that time except their own poorish types.

      Anyone who’s keenly watched since 1999
      how Nigerians are robbed to their face in broad daylight by their government
      officials who wear no masks, would retrospectively understand why it was so
      possible for ten British mercenary soldiers to conquer the whole of Lagos and
      depose the Oba of Lagos. Nigerians are genetically retarded people with no
      foresight, sense or knowledge – except a reflex for howling in meaningless
      debates over beer, whilst talking drivel for the most part.

    • Walex2000

      @disqus_Z3PwiDMWFY:disqus

      Electricity supply collapsed, Nigerians did not fight back. Water supply collapsed, Nigerians did not fight back. Schools collapsed, Nigerians did not fight back. Public safety failed, Nigerians did not protest. What else do
      animals really need to get angry, if after they are deprived sustenance (in Nigerians’ case, with mass sacking
      of five million people to join 35 million other un-employed ones
      ), they are then put into permanent darkness,
      and still don’t fight back? We are talking of 180 million animals, with a skull each on their shoulders, mind you.
      What a people!

      • communiqué,

        “In Nigeria, the pauperized many have sent a memo to the criminally-rich few:
        ‘We will not allow you to enjoy your ill-gotten gains in peace. We will hound you
        and pursue you everywhere you go. When you buy your Hummers,
        we will snatch them.

        When you send your children to expensive schools, we will kidnap them.
        When you retreat to your billion-naira homes, you will have to sleep with
        one eye open. With every knock, you will panic and tremble, fearing it
        could be nemesis at the door’.

        ………………..FEMI ARIBISALA

        [August 27, 2013]

  • Curseless

    Can corruption be vanquished in Nigeria? It depends on who you ask, because corrupt element are also pointing accusing fingers to others The bottom line is corruption has become the foundation on which Nigeria was built since the days of the military incursion

  • Lanre

    That is one Nigeria for you. Today, Hadiza Bala Usman who has absolutely no experience in Ports Management is in charge. I am sure there is no corruption going on there now.

    • okpada

      Have you read her career resume? This report we are reading is for those who have experience in Port affairs,so those you coined inexperienced do it. The Nigeria ports are currently faring better in spite of low level of economic activities

  • marc umeh

    How do we get the whiteman to come back and run this country.?
    That is the only solution I can think of.

    • objective

      How can you say a thing like this. Can’t you see that they are the problem. They opened the eyes of our leaders to bribe collection because they thrive on that in their own part of the world ( although they are more discrete when doing it). It was never like this with our people.

  • Tommy Soto

    Great reporting!

    I remember Mrs. Big Eyes, former minister of the NNPC boasting that 9ja journalists are unable to trace her offshore loots when she attempted to buy a castle in Austria. Notice how long her case is taking to complete in the UK?

    Many of these European oyinbos are part and parcel of the corruption and looting machine in Nigeria.

  • Bright Ezeh

    Jonathan and his corrupt cases ,time will tell Jonathan may likely be the first Nigerian former civilian president to go to jail after his conviction in the court, very soon Jonathan will be arraing in court may be in Nigeria or abroad, Jonathan can not even travel abroad freely now because he is afraid, the corruption under Jonathan was too much

  • Osakue

    Pls Before GSM how did you get your news? By waiting for phone calls and text messages? Haba, These guys are public office holders. Una suppose go mount road block for him street early mumu. GSM done spoil our pressmen and women. The Nigeria constitution backs you in full. Gothere! Una no dey watch CNN world news leader at lest try copy them just bcos of the people.

  • Ologunguntere

    Without Jonathan’s name the headline will not attract attention. This is Nigeria for you. Never be too accommodating ain the land of witches, wizards & All Past Criminals….They will eat you raw. We deserve what we get.

  • objective

    One thing is clear from this article, and that is, when they want to steal, they cooperate. North, South, East and West. They are all parties to this bribe collection. If however one of them runs out of favour and gets sacked, he will raise a false alarm that he’s being persecuted because of his ethnic group. Do you know the most sorry part of it? Some people who haven’t eaten for days will now be running around on empty stomach shouting it’s because the man is from so and so tribe that we was sack. I have found such on this platform too.

    I pray the masses will wake up.

    • Spyman29

      God bless you

    • A.A.Ngalos

      But when they all cooperate to steal, they abandon the masses like the school pupils abducted in Lagos.

      • Julius

        Yes and the leave to us to be abusing each other tribes/regions.

  • Peaceometer

    Anywhere Jonathan is mention, there must be fraud. That’s sure.

    • Law Lexis

      @Peaceometer:disqus

      Nigerians are so local they are virtually led by the nose by
      foreigners with false assurance of “secure transaction” in bribe matters as if
      bribes can ever be lawful under any theory of law in the world. As far as these
      bribe assets abroad are concerned they are forfeitable at the instance of the
      shareholders of Dredging International Services (Cyprus) Ltd.

      Receiving bribes from or through Dredging International Services (Cyprus)
      Ltd, as third party company, is as daft as turning tricks in a public square in
      the afternoon.

      Switzerland’s association protocol with the European Union (E.U)
      opens the way for the company’s shareholders to obtain a freezing injunction
      of bribe assets in any European country; and by extension, to freeze any bribe
      asset in any Island or territory under the ultimate sovereignty of any E.U nation,
      since Dredging International Services (Cyprus) Ltd is in registered business
      partnership with a Belgian corporation; and in turn, in commercial agreement
      with a French corporation.

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  • Names_of_SUICIDE_BOMBERS_Pls

    Is Mr Mohammed aware??? Is CThief of Army staff (Burutai) aware??? Is Mallam Mohammadu Buhari aware???… that UK has IDENTIFIED the suicide bomber that struck at Manchester? Is he aware that the following have been unraveled?

    1. The Name of the Suicide Bomber
    2. The names of the Parents of the Suicide Bomber
    3. The address of the Suicide Bomber
    4. The Mosque the Suicide Bomber worshiped
    5. The accomplices of the Suicide Bomber
    6. The relatives of the Suicide Bomber
    7. The phone numbers of the Suicide Bomber
    8. The Social media profiles of the Suicide Bomber
    9. The schools attended by the Suicide Bomber
    10.Past activities and history of the SUicide bomber

    QUESTION
    Which of the above has Buhari and his useless Government been able to achieve? What is the Nigerian leadership trying to hide? Why are there no information about Suicide bombers, Fulani Herdsmen, Boko haram terrorists and their sponsors? Why???

    • Aminu Hammanyero

      That’s a good point our government must fish out these scum bags but it’s digression off the topic, by the way was the last government of GEJ able to do so? Just checking…

      Kind regards

  • Dazmillion

    Dredging International Services (Cyprus) Ltd was sentenced to a fine of one million Swiss Francs and asked to refund 36 million Swiss Francs illegal profit after it was indicted for allegedly making illicit payments to a former Managing Director of the NPA, Adebayo Sarumi; a former Managing Director of NPA’s Eastern Ports, Felix Ovbude; a former Executive Director of Finance at the NPA, Abba Murtala Mohammed; and Daniel Afam-Obi, a former executive assistant to Sullivan Akachukwu Nwankpo who was ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s special adviser on technical matters.

    I laugh at the tribalists that will come to social media and be abusing each other tribe. How come when it comes to sharing stolen money Yoruba, Hausa, Niger Delta and Ibo will unite without any rancur. How come corruption is able to unite all the tribes of Nigeria in harmony?

    • OmoLasgidi

      Exactly…as if their tribal thieves even share them a kobo?

  • Anon

    We as Nigerians need to do better. Our journalists also nees to do better. I laughes so hard when i read the last part of how one of the accused was not able to be reached via Facebook. Facebook my people. This story lacks depth and substantial evidence in my opinion but we’re conditioned to believe anything we see in this country without doing proper research.

    • Patrick Otobo

      Thanks and God bless you. This is PT way!!!

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Wherever Nigerians, reside they must involved themselves in some corruption scandal but, the law will take its course as Switzerland-authorities will prosecute them and jailed them accordingly.Nigerians are corruption crimes which is in their blood-stream as Nigerians, at home and in diaspora, will continue to expose their corruption dented culture everywhere they are.

  • Patrick Otobo

    ‘$20m Swiss bribery’: What Adoke told Switzerland
    Posted By: Our Reporter On: June 7, 2017 In: News, News Update
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    As reported by the Nation Newspaper

    A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Bello (SAN), directed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe the alleged $20million bribery scandal uncovered in Switzerland, it was learnt yesterday.

    However, it was the anti-graft agency which said the money might have been consultancy fees.

    The Swiss authorities, through the Office of The Attorney-General, Department of International Affairs on May 2, 2012 implicated some Nigerians in the $20million scandal alongside Dredging International Services (Cyprus) Ltd.

    But it was gathered that the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan referred the allegations to the EFCC. The outcome of the EFCC investigation, it was leant, was send to Felix Reinmann, the Swiss Federal Attorney.

    A letter by Adoke, obtained by our correspondent, revealed the steps taken by the Federal Government.

    The letter said: “?I refer to your letter dated 2nd May 2012, wherein you forwarded a Mutual Legal Assistance request to Nigeria on the above subject matter. The request was brought pursuant to the United Nations Convention Against Corruption and the International Law Principle of Reciprocity.

    “The documents on further findings of the executing competent authority the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission revealed that the money was paid as consultancy fee to the various recipients.

    “The said documents are herein forwarded to you verbatim.

    “Accept please, the assurances of my highest consideration and esteemed regards.

    An online newspaper had reported that Dredging International Services (Cyprus) Ltd was sentenced to a fine of one million Swiss Francs and asked to refund 36 million Swiss Francs illegal profit.

    The fines were imposed after the company was indicted for allegedly making illicit payments to a former Managing Director of the NPA, Adebayo Sarumi; a former Managing Director of NPA’s Eastern Ports, Felix Ovbude; a former Executive Director of Finance at the NPA, Abba Murtala Mohammed; and Daniel Afam-Obi, a former executive assistant to Sullivan Akachukwu Nwankpo who was ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s special adviser on technical matters.

    Investigators believe Mr. Afam-Obi acted on behalf of Mr. Nwankpo.

    While Messrs Sarumi, Ovbude and Mohammed allegedly collectively received $2.6million in kickbacks, Mr. Afam-Obi was said to have been paid $157,000 for unknown reasons.

    Another $18million dollar was passed to companies in which some yet unknown Nigerian officials have interests.