In the case file fNfcX recieved by the UK fraud office and sited by pointblanknews.com, Akpabio and his associate are alleged to have laundered funds both directly and indirectly into the UK, hence the petition.The petition listed real estate properties, private jet, other choice properties and billions mostly collected from the NDDC for jobs not executed.
In its petition, Conduct & Due Process, an indigenous Civil Society Organization based in Nigeria, fingered Scott Ikot Tomey, a private contractor operating and acting as front for money laundering as being the conduit for the Minister.
“Our check have revealed quite a substantial amount of alieged money laundering activities carried out by Mr. Scott Tomey on behalf of the Honorable Minister Of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio in form of kickbacks via multipie shelt companies awarded white elephant projects.”
It listed its findings, saying “We have painstakingly gathered financial documents on the alleged fraud spanning 2019 to 2021. It worthy to note at this point that our investigation revealed that the Forensic Audit Report is big joke compared to what we have uncovered
“MR. SCOTT IKOTT TOMEY
+ OSMOSERVE GLOBAL UMITED (Account Details: STANBIC IBTC — 0022694365)
– SEINA MARINE LIMITED
“WIRE TRANSFER TO DAN ABIA ANNEXED AS EXHIBIT 27BA
“PRIVATE JET PURCHASE/OWNERSHIP ANNEXED AS EXHIBIT 32AE
“LAUNDERING OF FUNDS FROM SCOTT TOMEY/GODSWILL AKPABIO TO BARCLAYS BANK (UK) ACCOUNTS
” LAUNDERING OF FUNDING FOR PUCHASE OF CHOICED PROPERTIES IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND DUBAI.
In another petition on Akpabio by Conduct & Due Process, the group said move became necessary after all attempts to get anti-graft agencies in the Nigeria to investigate the Minister failed, adding that they were ready to substantiate their claims with evidences when the need arises.
“We raise this petition to your office knowing it to be an elitist agency that fears or favours no one. We do believe that with this in your passession, the Nigerian Government forced will be forced to Investigate Mr Godswill Obot Akpabio, who has successfully escaped the hammer of probe of all Anti-graft /Anti-corruption agencies.” The petition said.
Conduct & Due Process also highlighted because of the level of corruption perpetrated by Akpabio, “it is our belief that he uses the UK as a safe haven for his criminal dealings either directly or indirectly wa proxies. We also believe that a bulk of those monies cornered by him must have been laundered into the UK via property purchase, investment vehicles, sponsoring the lavish lifestyle of their family and relatives who either visit or reside in the UK, etc.
“We humbly request that you launch a thorough investigation into the related individual(s) or entity(ies) mentioned in this petition as regards their ties to the UK as these valid claims will not be investigated by our already corrupt Ant-Corruption agencies who have often in the past helped corrupt persons/entities evade justice.
“If our claims are found to be true and those involved found guilty, we hope the UK government, through your office can pressure and assist the Nigerian Government in bringing these person(s) to justice as you have done in the past.”
“We have raised this fresh petition to your office as our last option knowing you that you fear or favour no one. We do believe that with this in your possession sir, the powers of state will be initiated to investigate all mentioned individuals/corporate bodies, who have successfully escaped the hammer of probe of all the other agencies.”