Dasuki Ex NSA allegedly approved transfer of N2.4b to NIMASA

Odusanya said Akpobolokemi opened two bank accounts in Access and Zenith Banks without the approval of the Accountant General of the Federation.

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The Assistant Director in the Finance Services Department of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mrs. Olamide Odusanya, in the trial of ex NIMASA boss, Patrick Akpobolokemi, revealed to a money was transferred to banks without approval.

Odusanya said Akpobolokemi opened two bank accounts in Access and Zenith Banks without the approval of the Accountant General of the Federation.

She also revealed that the former NIMASA boss ordered the transfer of over N2.4b to the accounts in the two banks.

More shocking was her claim that the funds were transferred with the approval of the Presidency and the office of the National Security Adviser.

Sometime ago, a fashion designer, Chukwuemeka Onuoha, also revealed to the court, how his company, Extreme Vertevex Limited was used to launder over N546m.

Another  witness, Mr Emeka Emelano also told a Federal High Court in Lagos, that his company was used to obtain about N72 million from NIMASA.

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is the apex regulatory and promotional maritime agency.

Read: On N2.6bn fraud - 'my company was used to obtain N76m', Witness confesses

The Agency was created from the merger of National Maritime Authority and Joint Maritime Labour Industrial Council (former parastatals of the Federal Ministry of Transport) on the 1st August 2006.

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