has told the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, that his bank disbursed
the sum of N264 million to two officials of the Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC), Christain Nwosu and Isa Olarenwaju
Adedoyin, who are currently standing trial for unlawful gratification.
Mr. Olaobaju, who gave testimony as a prosecution witness, told the
court on Wednesday that a sum of N115,000,000 was deposited into the
bank by different oil companies and some individuals on the instructions
of former minister for petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.
He stated further that more instructions came from the minister that
certain individuals whose names were drafted on a list would come with
means of identification and that the money be disbursed to them.
“Around 2015, there was a meeting between our MD and former petroleum
minister, in which she explained that some companies and individuals
will come to pay into some accounts. In addition, she said certain
individuals were bringing some cash for her and a total sum of
$89,000,000 was paid into these accounts. Those individuals brought
$25,000,000,” the witness said.
He added that the money was converted to naira, totaling N115 billion
and distributed across persons from 36 states of the federation.
When the prosecutor, Rotimi Oyedepo, who lead the examination in
chief, asked the witness how he knew the defendants, he said, “There was
an instruction that they should be paid N264,880,000 and they were
paid. The instruction to pay them came from head office as instructed by
He also informed the court that they signed the receipt of payment which was subsequently admitted as evidence.
The defendants were arraigned on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 alongside
one Tijani Bashir, who in the course of the trial entered into a plea
bargain agreement with the commission.
Bashir pleaded guilty, returned property purchased with the proceeds of crime and paid a fine of N5,000,000.
They were accused of taking bribes from the former Minister of Petroleum.
The presiding judge, Justice Muhammed Idris, adjourned the matter till Thursday, June 29, for continuation of trial.
L. A Prisoners Infect Themselves With Coronavirus To Get Early Release (VIDEO)
A group of silly L.A area prison inmates were very eager to contract the dreaded coronavirus .
They attempted this because they believed that would trigger their ticket out of prison.
According to the L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva who made the startling revelation Monday, said about twenty-four (24) inmates at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic attempted (and somewhat succeeded, apparently) to infect themselves way back in mid-April 2020.
The Sheriff revealed that their department saw an increase in spike in confirmed cases out of nowhere.
He said that when they investigated, they found a high number of inmates living in one block of the prison appeared to be deliberately trying to infect each other with COVID-19 any way they could from behind bars.
When Alex Villanueva played the surveillance footages he and his team combed through carefully , and it showed several inmates hanging out in a common area and passing around what Alex described as a hot cup of water, as well as one face mask they’d each put on all in hopes of getting sympathy from a judge to spring them from the facility and let them go home.
But it turns out, their little ploy worked but, only halfway.
Villanueva reported that 21 of the inmates (out of 50 in the block) caught the ‘Coronavirus.
“What they won’t catch is a break” said the Sheriff.
Watch the Video HERE
COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: 12 Year Old Albino Girl Suffers Eye Problems After Hawking Veggies In Abuja (PHOTOS)
A very sad Facebook post greeted Nigerians from Abuja showing a 12 year old Albino Girl Grace, who started developing sight problems after Hawking Veggies under the scorching sun in Abuja.
The Facebook post stated that the little girl was asked to hawk the veggies by her aunt whom she lives with.
Below are the Screenshots of the Facebook post:
This sad news has sparked an outrage by well meaning individuals who spoke against such cruelty and insensitivity of the said girl’s aunt.
what do you think of this? Drop your comments below.
“Buhari is Made In London” – Reno Omokri Blasts Presidency On Nigerian Made Products
The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced.
The Buhari administration has been known for enforcing the Nigerian people to patronize Nigerian made goods though without much strategy to make life easier while this transition to economic growth is enforced. Many Nigerians have tagged it a harsh move that is insensitive and inhumane but moreso, Reno Omokri has singled out signals of hypocrisy in the President of Nigeria by outlining certain traits of family moves of the President that shows that he(Buhari) as the No.1 citizen has no regards for anything made in Nigeria but yet wants other Nigerians to embrace Nigerian made goods.
Reno Omokri ‘s tweet reads:
His kids schooled in England. His wife just returned from a 3 month UK stay. His daughter gave birth to his grandchild in Spain (made in Spain), yet
, who is London, wants us to patronise made in Nigeria!