Principal witness in EFCC’s suit against Nyako’s son is dead

AbdulAzeez Murtala Nyako

Maadai Dan-Tsoho, the principal witness in suit against Abdul-Aziz Nyako, son of the impeached governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, is dead.

Family and political sources told PREMIUM TIMES that Mr. Dan-Tsoho died of asthma attack on Tuesday in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.

Mr. Dan-Tsoho testifying against Abdul-Aziz earned him a suspension from his banking position.

Mr. Dan-Tsoho came into prominence when he replaced Kashim Shetima, the current Governor of Borno State as the regional manager of Zenith Bank, North Eastern operations. There were allegations of his complicity in sharp practices at the bank.

He was noted for his aggressive investments and had major stakes in a chain of real estate holdings in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

He was also the owner of Dan Tsoho hotel, a high brow hotel in the Malamre District in Jimeta, Yola.

His death is expected to introduce hiccups in the prosecution of the younger Nyako, who was taken to court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The Head, Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, told PREMIUM TIMES that he did not have information on the death of their principal witness.

“I don’t have this information right now,” he said and added that he needed to get in touch with those involved in the case for more details.

Abdul-Aziz was declared wanted by the EFCC after they instituted a case of stealing, abuse of office and money laundering.

He is currently being interrogated over alleged illicit funds traced to companies in which he has interest.

The younger Nyako has been asked by the commission to explain how over N15 billion belonging to Adamawa State was allegedly laundered into the accounts of five companies – Blue Opal Nigeria Limited, Crust Energy Nigeria Limited, Blue Ribbon Multilinks Limited, Tower Assets Management Limited and Blue Ribbon Bureau De Change – said to be owned by him.

The funds was allegedly funnelled into the accounts of the companies from Adamawa state accounts in a new generation bank. They were funnelled by the account officer who incidentally is the manager and an in-law to ex-Governor Nyako.

The EFCC had said the manager claimed he transferred the funds after receiving verbal instruction from the former governor for purposes that were not stated.


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  • Awarawa

    Hmmmm. APC strategists at work! As Muslims don’t do postmortem, the guy would be assumed to be dead. The guy wouldn’t have been killed without it hitting the news. This is an abracadabra taken too far.

    • Maria

      Go fack your mother…f00l.

    • larry

      That is Islam for you . Muslims love to kill witnesses

      • Ddddfhjjfdd

        Next is your father to die

        • larry

          i tot as much , bloody muslims !

  • Jack

    Well people say abrakadabra! The only only abrakadabra in Nigeria is PDP. Nyako son is on PDP vindictive trial,what happened to FFK trial at EFCC, did the court not say his passport should be returned to him? What happened to Alams, Ibori, Ibori was discharged and acquitted in Nigeria only to confess in UK. This PDP govt must go and they will go. Politics to PDP is If you are not with us, youre against us!

    • Don Messi

      Comments like yours confirms to the discerning that the whole APC change mantra is nothing bit a ruse!
      You call the trial ‘vindictive’. Issue is, did those guys dip their hands in the cookie jar??? So, because EFCC did a deliberately shoddy job and the court asked that FFK’s passport be released, does that make FFK, alams, Ibori, Nyako, etc etc, free??
      Are u not aware of the court that gave Ibori a ‘clean bill of health’ only for him to be found guilty in the UK?? Do you hold brief for our kleptomaniac governors and their wards because of yur political leaning?? What a shame.
      For some of us, this corruption thing is not a PDP / APC thing. Some of us that have been labelled PDP apologists criticize whoever deserves to it PDP or APC.
      But why do you APC minions turn a blind eye and play DEAD When it has to do with APC men?? Is that your idea of change??
      Sylva, Abubakar Audu, Atiku, Saraki, Tinubu, Amaechi, are agents of change???
      It seems HYPOCRISY Is now a virtue for u guys..

      • Etomi

        The inverted morality of APC is what most discerning Nigerians fear that a Buhari presidency would inflict them with!
        For APC, Buhari remains Mr. Integrity despite his FORGERY and PERJURY!
        And his lawyers are doing a yeoman’s job in manipulating the judicial process to ensure that despite their principal’s moral vacuity, the man still contests in the election!
        For APC what is good for the goose is not good for the gander!
        It is always selective justice; selective call for probe; selective criticism; selective media bashing, etc!!!!
        They could harp unremittingly for the conduct of investigation into the so-called Ekiti rigging tape; but would never speak of the need for the authorities to conduct investigation into Buhari desperate act of PATENT FORGERY!!!!!
        May our nation never descend to the APC nadir!!!!!!!!!!

  • Spoken word

    You steal,you launder money.when you die the money does not go with you.why is it difficult for human beings especially Nigerians to understand this fact.

    • Abdul

      Some of us understand this, but when we point out some of these same set of guys who ‘steal and launder money’, you and your cohorts hurl insults at us. Which side are you on oga?? The side of: it is corruption if it is PDP but it’s OK if it’s APC?