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In Nigeria N1.5bn cash missing in Niger-Delta ministry

The two accountants involved claimed that they were following instructions from their superior.

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N1.5bn cash missing in Niger-Delta ministry.

(talkafrica)

Reports reaching us from Vanguard Newspapers say two senior accountants in the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, and an ex-Minister are to answer questions regarding the whereabout of missing funds.

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A Niger-Delta fisherman in the creeks

(Reuters)

 

News has it that N1.5bn cash was withdrawn from the ministry's account, with the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN).

The two accountants involved claimed that they were following instructions from their superior.

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Adding that as civil servants, they were trained not to disobey the instruction of a superior authority.

They said the cash was withdrawn in two batches, N605 million and N800 million respectively.

Fishing communities in the Niger Delta were badly hit by oil spills which robbed them of their livelihood play

Fishing communities in the Niger Delta were badly hit by oil spills which robbed them of their livelihood

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The accountants have since been suspended, pending the outcome of investigations.

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Godsday Orubebe

(Urobho News)

 

 Sources say they mentioned the names of those involved.

You will recall that a former minister, Elder Godsday Orubebe was quizzed by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), in relation to this case, and he said he had left the ministry when the cash withdrawals were made.

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Godsday Orubebe

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