Looks like this NIMASA is even more corrupt than Police and NNPC put together...
A businessman, Uche Obilor, narrated to a Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday how he got a N905.8m contract from the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency without bidding for it.
Obilor claimed that the contract was awarded by the agency to his three companies – Seabulk Offshore Ltd; Southern Offshore Limited; and Ace Prosthesis Limited – with the money fully paid.
He revealed that before the fake contract could be executed, NIMASA cancelled it and instructed that the money should be transferred to personal accounts of some individuals and companies.
Obilor testified on Tuesday against the immediate past Director-General of NIMASA, Patrick Akpobolokemi, and five others, who are being prosecuted by EFCC for allegedly stealing and diverting N2.6bn belonging to NIMASA.
The accused were said to have allegedly perpetrated the scam between December 23, 2013 and May 28, 2015. They were arraigned on 22 counts before Justice Buba on December 4, last year.
Standing trial with Akpobolokemi are Ezekiel Agaba, Ekene Nwakuche, Governor Juan, Blockz and Stonz Ltd. and Al-Kenzo Logistic Ltd.
Funny enough, the accused had all pleaded not guilty.
Obilor was the fourth witness to be called by the EFCC to prove its case against the NIMASA big boys.
Justice Buba of the Federal High Court Lagos adjourned till February 5 for continuation of trial.