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Akpobolokemi How ex NIMASA DG, Uni lecturer diverted N11.3b - EFCC

Orji Chukwuma, told the court in the ongoing trial of Akpobolokemi, that  the ex-DG connived with a lecturer in the Niger Delta University, John Simon Adomene to commit the crime.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday, May 26, 2016, revealed how the former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi, defrauded the agency of another N11,316,295,549.29.

An EFCC operative, Orji Chukwuma, told the court in the ongoing trial of Akpobolokemi, that  the ex-DG connived with a lecturer in the Niger Delta University, John Simon Adomene to commit the crime.

Chukwuma said the funds were transferred from NIMASA’s accounts to Adomene, who then helped the former DG launder it.

The EFCC operative also said “In the course of the investigation, it was revealed that one John Simon Adomene, a staff of Niger Delta University was used by the D-G of NIMASA, Dr. Patrick Akpobolokemi to perpetrate this fraud.

“Subsequently, efforts were made to trace accounts linked to John Adomene and companies linked with him.”

He also listed some companies that were used as fronts to carry out what he termed massive fraud in NIMASA.

The operative added that “We traced billions of Naira in accounts and properties to these companies which were merely fronts for Dr. Akpobolokemi.”

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has also taken back 20 vessels belonging to the agency, in the custody of Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo.

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