I DIDN’T BID FOR NIMASA CONTRACT BUT GOT PAID, SAYS WITNESS

Culled from Guardian Newspaper

The 6th prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of the former Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Safety and Administration Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Patrick Akpolobokemi and others, Mr. Uchenna Emenalo, yesterday informed the court that he was paid N29 million for the contract he did not bid for by NIMASA. Emenalo made the revelation while being cross-examined by Mr. Seni Adio, counsel to the fourth accused person in the matter. He disclosed that all he got as his share from the money was N600,000, which he used for logistics anytime he comes to Lagos, as he resides in Owerri, Imo State. The witness, while being led in evidence by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) prosecutor, Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo, had earlier said he got the NAMASA largesse through the third accused person, Ekene Nwakuche, who was his classmate at the university. He told the trial judge Ibrahim Buba that when he heard that his friend (third accused) had secured a job with NIMASA, he solicited for his support to get a job.

Read more at   http://www.ngrguardiannews.com/2016/02/i-didnt-bid-for-nimasa-contract-but-got-paid-says-witness/

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