Tension As EFCC Strikes Again, Moves Against Gen. Aliyu Gusau,Mike Aondoakaa and 2 others Mafias

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has on Wednesday, November 2, disclosed that it is investigating the roles played by ‎two former National Security Advisers, Gen. Aliyu Gusau, the late Owoye Azazi, and two former Attorneys General of the Federation, AGF, on the facilitation of a suspicious $200 million settlement agreement, with Halliburton, and four others.
According to news reports, ‎the former AGF are, Mike Aondoakaa, SAN, and Mohammed Bello Adoke, SAN.
Meanwhile, Adoke and Aondoakaa had earlier claimed, that they never benefited from the agreement in any manner whatsoever.
However, the EFCC in a bid to unravel what transpired, has ‎retrieved a copy of the agreement, signed with a United States law firm, Madison Avenue Legal Resources LLP, from the Federal Ministry of Justice, and Aondoakaa, who initiated the pact.
The development is coming at a time, when President Muhammadu Buhari has been called upon to thoroughly investigate the issues of the Halliburton scandal.
The anti-graft agency, was said to have traced the Escrow Account to Madison Escrow Services LLC (the “Escrow Agent”), at the instance of a former Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, Roland Ewubare, who went to the United States to get the document.
‎Reports, indicate that about $32.5 million, representing N13.5 billion out of about $200 million fines from Halliburton Energy Services, was allegedly paid into the Escrow Account.‎
‎‎The former National Human Rights Commission, NHRC,‎ Secretary, was said to have submitted a document to the anti-graft agency, showing how the Escrow Agent was engaged by the Federal Government, through the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, to save the nation about $540 million, from garnishee judgment.
From the document, the total compensation received by the Escrow Agent for its services, was $2.5 million.
Presently, the anti-graft agency is probing why the N13.5 billion, was not remitted into the Federation Account, in accordance with extant laws.
Some of those already interrogated by the EFCC are: a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, J.B Daudu, SAN; Mr. E.C Ukala, SAN; Chief Godwin Obla, SAN; D.D. Dodo, SAN; and a top shot of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Roland Ewubare.

A vivid breakdown of the ‎$200 million remittances by the five companies is as follows: Julius Berger ($35 million); Siemens (Euros 30 million); Snamprogetti ($30 million); Halliburton Energy Services ($32,500,000); and Japan Gasoline Corporation ($26, 500,000).
‎An EFCC source who spoke to the Nation said, “We have received heaps of documents on this Halliburton case. Already, the EFCC has retrieved the agreement signed with Madison Legal Resources, LLP by the Federal Government, from the Federal Ministry of Justice and Aondoakaa. This was why the ex-AGF was not detained.
“We will look into the role of every individual, or past public officer, involved in the agreement. We are probing the roles of Aondoakaa, Gusau, the late Azazi, Adoke, and others. We have already interrogated five Lawyers.‎
“The initial aspect of the probe, revealed that a US firm was engaged, and later a team of five Nigerian Lawyers was also given the same assignment without the termination of the earlier agreement. We need all the key players to clarify many grey areas.
“The investigation remains open, as none of those invited has been accused of fraud. The outcome of the ongoing investigation, will determine those who have cases to answer.
“We will also extend our probe to the United States, where an Escrow Account has been located,” the EFCC noted.‎
Tension As EFCC Strikes Again, Moves Against Gen. Aliyu Gusau,Mike Aondoakaa and 2 others Mafias Tension As EFCC Strikes Again, Moves Against Gen. Aliyu Gusau,Mike Aondoakaa and 2 others Mafias Reviewed by Link Naija on November 03, 2016 Rating: 5

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