Apparently worried that looters will go scot-free with their ill-gotten wealth, Concerned Senior Staff Members of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), in an open letter, have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to crest his name in gold by putting an end to the scandalous corruption in the commission by using the past management as an example.
In an 11 paragraphed letter obtained by Pointblanknews.com, the Concerned Senior Staff Members exposed the clandestine dealings that went on when Nelson Brambaifa held sway, pushing the commission into an additional debt of N1.6 trillion within 8 months.
They also queried why Brambaifa, though out of office, will enjoy the protection of the nation’s elite secret police- the Department of State Security (DSS) – when it should be on the exclusive preserve of highly placed political appointees and very senior government functionaries and institutions.
The letter as sighted by Pointblanknews.comchronicles the massive pilfering to a staggering N1trn through a questionable “clergy” Nnamdi Okykar, his wife and son including a Brigadier General whose ‘sins’ may have caught up with him as he is said to be facing military court martial.
According to the letter, “Brambaifa carried out massive stealing to the tune of 1 trillion using the high-profile criminal Nnamdi Okykar (claims to be a pastor of a fake church), his son’s Christopher, David, his wife Anne and Brigadier General Charles Opuene Nengeti (facing Military court martial) as fronts that ferried off these Hugh sums. His God father in the person of Rotimi Amaechi who happens to be the minister of transport would shed tears if he knows the amount that Brambaifa and the afore mentioned thieves stole without his knowledge.”
The letter further revealed that “Nnamdi okykar who is the main conduit Brambaifa used, mutilated most BEME bills from the NDDC whereby roads originally costed for 200m were bumped up to 800m with him in connivance with Eyoh Etteh and Kingsley Oboh taking 600m or more in single projects as heists from roads awarded in the periods of Nsima Ekere and nelson brambaifa. Nnamdi okykar made over 12billion in illicit funds and of recent feigned been sick with stroke and mental illness to evade the pressing probe the ICPC and EFCC PH zonal office had began on him. Nnamdi okykar invested most part of his stolen wealth in shares and deposits in banks (WEMA, ZENITH AND FCMB) and also estates in his hometown of Anambra and Golf estate Port Harcourt. His companies Diamond D’N Sky and Escobar International Limited can be traced by your detectives, a temporary lean placed on it while all investments and estates are investigated for trial and seizure. The people of the Niger Delta deserve the return of their stolen wealth by this chronic criminal.”
Worried that the Brambaifa may be enjoying security cover courtesy of highly placed individuals in government who may have also had a share of loot, the Concerned Senior Staff Members wondered why “Brambaifa still enjoys the protection of State security services personnel which is exclusively reserved for top political office holders, even when he (Brambaifa) is no longer in any position. Which brings to fore he must have parted with part of the loot to the leadership of the SSS for such exclusive service which is a shame and dent on the credibility of Mr. Bichi (DG SSS).
“His wife and sons are all holed up in one of their palatial mansions in Abuja with various irresponsible girls such as Dabota Lawson on their payroll. They all have properties bought in Wuse, Maitama ext, Asokoro, banana island and Ikoyi Lagos and it would do well for you to kindly do a detailed trace to get these properties seized and forfeited.”
The letter further revealed another fraudulent staffer commission, Kingsley Oboh who undeservedly got promoted above his peers without any visible achievement to merit it.
“Kingsey Oboh stole so much that he was caught on phone recording requesting to purchase an oil rig for $5M and was invited by the security agency for questioning. This young man that illegally got promoted twice above his peers was placed on administrative leave and later posted to Calabar of which he never reported to work and stays in his mansion in Lagos and yet still gets paid his salary.”
The letter charged President Muhammadu Buhari through the anti-graft agencies to apprehend the corrupt officials and rescue the region’s common patrimony that has been ill-gotten and illegally squandered.