ILLEGAL TRANSACTIONS OF $160 MILLION UNCOVERED – AITA

The Management of Al-Mushahid Initiative for Transparency and Accountability (AITA), an Abuja based anti-corruption NGO says it has received a complaint that uncovers illegal transactions of $160 million from NNPC Brass LNG Investment’s account to different private accounts.
This was revealed in a press release made available to Capitalwatch Media, signed by the NGO’s National President, Ambassador Aminu A. Majidadi. The statement states that AITA NGO received the petition with prove of document from an undisclosed source at its head office located at Garki 2, Abuja.
“On the 16th October, 2019, we received documents and two letters of authorization from concern citizen of this country, that prove the transfers of funds up to the tune of One Hundred and Sixty Million ($160,000,000.00) US Dollars to different account names and numbers from NNPC Brass LNG Investment”.
“One of the letters revealed the transferred of the sum of Eighty Million ($80,000,000.00) US Dollars from NNPC Brass ING Investment’s Account with Account Number: 1750027157 domiciled in Polaris Bank, Assokoro Branch, Abuja to five different account names and numbers.”
“The other letter indicated that the sum of Eight Million ($80,000,000.00) US Dollars was again transferred from NNPC Brass LNG Investment Account with Account Number: 1750027157 domiciled in Polaris Bank, Asokoro Branch, Abuja to one US Dollar Account in First Bank Plc.”
For the signatory of the transactions, the statement revealed, “the two letters that authorized the two transactions were signed by one Mr Haruna Jiya for: NNPC Brass LNG Investment MD/CEO and the total sum of One Hundred and Sixty Million ($160,000,000.00) US Dollars was approved and authorized by NNPC Brass LNG Investment Account for transfers to various with account names account numbers; which includes Dollars and Naira accounts”.
However, the NGO admitted in the statement, “the above facts presented are not cooked or fabricated; they are supported by hard evidence presented to us and by preliminary finding from our teams of investigator which revealed glaring cases to question and doubt the legality of these transactions”.
“As a Non-governmental organization whose mandate is fight against corruption, we will not relent in ensuring this matter is judiciously investigated and whoever is found guilty face the wrath of the law. This is because the fight against money laundry, unlawful enrichment, embezzlement and corrupt practices which was constituted a clog in the wheel of progress of this country should not be left for President Mohammadu Buhari alone; it should be joint effort by all well-meaning Nigerians.” It stated.
“Noteworthy, we have for the sake of fair hearing written to the Group Managing Director, NNPC, Mr. Managing Director, NNPC Brass LNG Investment through the Liaison Office, Block D, 2nd Floor, NNPC Tower CBD, Abuja and also the Branch Manager, Polaris Bank Asokoro Branch dated but no response to any of our letters in that regard the time of letting out this press release. Consequently, we decided to make this media release to call on the attention of the parties involve to urgently response to the petition or await next legitimate and legal measures to ensure this case gain its due consideration.” It ended.