Indication has emerged that the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders, NAGAFF, may be set to offer Customs Comptroller General (CGC) Col. Handed Ali with his first case of alleged misdemeanour, as it opens a public hearing in respect of an officer, at the Tin Can Island Port (TCIP) Command.
The NAGAFF in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Stanley Ezenga said it was opening public hearing, on one Deputy Comptroller, on alleged corruption instances, and charged its members to bring factual incriminating evidences.
“Freight forwarders and NAGAFF members in particular are hereby invited to a one day public hearing on the alleged corruption activities of the APM of TCIP of NCS Deputy Compt Saidu Aliu
” The Public hearing is to expose the under belly deals if any surrounding rerouting of risk channels, bench marking of imports , stoppage of released containers at the exit gates , alerting of jobs with intent to extort and blocking of passwords and agency licenses unduly , time is 10am, date is 16th Dec 2015 , venue is NAGAFF village.
“Please ensure documentary and collaborative evidence in your presentation and witness thereof”, the National Publicity Secretary further stated.
Meanwhile, former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki has said he handed over the N10billion given to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nomination convention delegates to former President Goodluck Jonathan’s Special Assistant on Domestic Affairs, Waripamowei Dudafa and the Aide-de-Camp.
He said the money was given out by the two aides, on the directive of Dr. Jonathan.
The former NSA said aside collecting the cash, he had nothing to do with it.
As at press time, no slush funds had been traced to Dasuki’s personal accounts, it was learnt.
Dasuki, who protested that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had subjected him to “media trial”, said such a treatment might jeopardise his defence.
Also yesterday, it was gathered that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) confirmed that the N10 billion was sourced from the Signature Bonus Account (oil block Account).
But the ex-NSA expressed regrets that he was being vilified by the EFCC when he acted on the instructions and approval of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
He said he had no foreign account and his local accounts are in Skye bank Plc, GTB and Standard Chartered Bank.
Dasuki’s Statement of Witness/Accused Person has been filed in the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) ahead of his arraignment today or tomorrow.
He said: “I wish to state as follows: That I have been publicly indicted and any statement may jeopardise my defence. Having been briefed by the EFCC investigators on why I was invited, I will answer the charges in court. As such, I do not wish to make any further statement on the matter.
“That I am aware in November (I cannot remember the exact date), my office requested the CBN to exchange N10billion from the account of the Office of National Security Adviser domiciled in CBN. The money was exchanged at $47m and some Euros which I cannot remember. The exact amount was delivered at my residence.
“The money was for delegates that attended the nomination convention for the PDP. Presidential nomination. The money was paid and sent to Hon. (Waripamowei) Dudafa (SSAP Household) and ADC(C-IC) for distribution on the instruction of the President.
Based on the statement of Director of Finance and administration (Salisu), Ibrahim Wambai, and Yazidu Ibrahim, all the cash (both foreign and local) are usually given to them for official use.
I also noted the statement of Sagir Bafarawa whose company is Dalhatu Investment which he stated that he received the sum of N4,633,000,000 from the account of the Office of the NSA. I authorised the payment . The money was for vehicles, motorcycles for youth empowerment and women sent to Saudi Arabia. I got the proposal from the President. I do not have the proposal; it should be at the office in the Villa.
“I have seen the statement of the Zenith Bank account where N5billion was paid. I authorised the following payments, among others: Jabbama Ada Global Nigeria Limited (N400m); R.R. Hospital (N750m); ACACIA Holdings LTD (N1.25b); Barr. I.M. Bala (N150m); African Cable TV (N 350m); Nigerian Defence Academy (N159m); B.B. (N350m); Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (N125,503, 255.11); Coscharis Motors (N119m).
“The payments were meant for various partners as earlier listed. I know Basha Nigeria Limited to be owned by Hon. Bello Matawalle. I authorised the payment of N380million for further disbursement to members of the House of Representatives as campaign contribution. I authorised the payment of N751million to HEIRS BDC Limited for
conversion to forex from the account of the NSA. Money was used for operation in the Office of the NSA.
“I have seen the mandate from the CBN signed by me authorising payment of various sums of money to Dalhatu
Investment for the reasons earlier stated.
“In respect of funds given to Amb. Bashir Yuguda between December 2014 and 2015, I authorised the payment of
N1.5billion from the Office of the National Security Adviser for political campaign in the last elections. I remember
paying DAAR Communications the sum of N2.120billion from ONSA for media activities for the Presidential
Campaign 2015.”
Dasuki confirmed also payment of $146,639019.00 to E-Force Inter-Service Ltd
The ex-NSA added: “I do not have any company registered in my name, I have no account with HSBC. All payments
made from NSA accounts within the period I was there were authorised by me.”
The CBN confirmed that the N10billion was sourced from the CBN/ OAGF Signature Bonus Account.
The CBN made the clarification in an October 29, 2015 letter to the EFCC’s Director of Operations.
The apex bank said: “Your letter ref: EFCC/EC/ CBN/12/163 dated 21st September 2915 to the Governor of
Central Bank of Nigeria and the directive by the management that we provide some explanations, we wish
to state as follows:
“The N10billion constitutes two tranches of N5.08billion each debited to the CBN/OAGF SIGNATURE BONUS
ACCOUNT NO 400225220 vide OAGF memo Ref: FD/LP2015/1/28 DF to the Office of the National Security
Adviser A/C Number 20172241019 with the CBN Abuja and the second was for credit into the account of National
Security Adviser Account Number1014199287 with Zenith Bank Plc Wuse II Abuja.
“The transactions were consummated on November 10, 2014. The mandate that authorized the withdrawal of
USD47.0m was from the Office of the National Security Adviser(ONSA) with REF: NSA/366/S dated November 26,
2014. The mandate was processed for dollar cash payment to Mr. S. A. Salisu onNovember 27, 2014.
“The USD5.0M was via a memo from the ONSA memo REF:ACCT/86/VOL. 2/ 218 dated November 13, 2014. The
National Security Adviser Account Number20172241019 was debited and dollar cash payment made to Mr. Wambai
Ibrahim on November 14, 2014 in line with the mandate.
“The Euro 4.0m and Euro 1.6m transactions were via mandate from ONSA memo REF: NASS/ 366/S dated
November 26, 2014. The NSA’s Account Number 20172241019 was debited and Euro cash payment effected
as follows: Euro 4.0m on December 3, 2014and Euro 1.6m was on December 24, 2014. These sums were released to
Mr. S. A. Salisu as stipulated in the mandate. Attached are copies of all the relevant documents please.”
The CBN Governor was responding to a letter ( EFCC/EC/CBN/12/163) of 21st September, 2015 by former EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Lamorde.

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