Uche Obilor also told the court that the funds were paid into his companies’ accounts despite the fact that he didn’t submit any proposal for the contract.
A witness in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC) case against former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi has said that the agency paid him N905,800,000 for a contract he did not execute.
Uche Obilor also told the court that the funds were paid into his companies’ accounts despite the fact that he didn’t submit any proposal for the contract, The Guardian reports.
Obilor is the Managing Director of Ace Prosthesis Limited, Seabulk Offshore Limited and Southern Offshore Limited.
According to him, the sum of N437million was paid to Ace Prosthesis Limited, N402 million was paid to Seabulk Offshore Limited and N66.8 million was paid to Southern Offshore Limited.
“My Lord, the purported invoices did not emanate from our office,” Obilor reportedly said while disowning documents allegedly issued by his companies requesting for payment from NIMASA.
A fashion designer, Chukwuemeka Onuoha recently made a similar claim saying that his company, Extreme Vertevex Limited received N546,802,000 from NIMASA despite the fact that he did not submit any proposal for a contract or tender a quote.
Akpobolokemi and five others have been accused of laundering N2.6 billion from NIMASA’s coffers.