N116b ONSA contracts: FG to refer 300 indicted persons, firms to EFCC, ICPC, Police

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N116b ONSA contracts: FG to refer 300 indicted persons, firms to EFCC, ICPC, Police

N116b ONSA contracts: FG to refer 300 indicted persons, firms to EFCC, ICPC, Police
March 26
07:11 2016

The Federal Government may refer 300 persons and firms implicated in the N116billion contracts in the Office of the National Security Adviser to investigating agencies.

Those who may either probe or prosecute the indicted persons and firms are the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Nigeria Police Force.

But there was panic yesterday within the ranks and file of those implicated in the contract scams.

Although about three of the indicted persons were said to have gone on self-exile, it was learnt that they might be extradited.

Some persons and firms were allegedly perfecting plans to go to court as from Monday for “not getting fair hearing”.

These disclosures were made last night by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Mallam Garba Shehu, in a chat with our correspondent.

Shehu said: “The funds recovered so far were effected by the Office of the National Security Adviser.

“The investigating agencies, including EFCC, ICPC and the Nigeria Police Force will handle the case of indicted persons and firms accordingly.

“This matter will not be managed by only one agency. Depending on the allegations, each of the investigating agencies will look into them as appropriate.”

Shehu had on Thursday claimed that the ONSA committee had recovered over N7billion from those indicted.

The indicted companies are to refund another N41 billion.

But the investigating agencies, including the EFCC, will determine whether another N75 billion should be recovered from some of the companies.

As at press time, it was gathered that three of the indicted persons have gone on self-exile.

A top source said: “Immediately President Muhammadu Buhari was inaugurated, one of the affected persons decided to go on self-exile and even asked the embattled ex-NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki, to sneak out of the country.

“But Dasuki stood his ground to stay at home and account for all his actions in office.

“Before the list was released on Thursday, two others were said to have fled to some countries in a pre-emptive manner having got some intelligence report.

“There is, however, no hiding place. All those who have gone abroad under a guise or the other will be extradited.”

Findings revealed that there was panic among those indicted persons and firms.

The top source added: “Most of these highly-placed people and respected firms had been trying to reach out to the government, but they have met brick walls.

“The government has shut out these people and firms. The directive from the presidency is that they should go and refund money illegally paid to them for jobs not done.”

It was also confirmed that some of those indicted persons or companies might challenge the recommendations of the committee in court.

One of the indicted persons said: “Some of us will seek redress in court because we were not given fair hearing. Some of us presented documents relating to the contracts given to us, evidence of the execution of the contracts, but the committee raised issues on non-payment of taxes.

“We went back and paid necessary taxes only to find our names among those to refund funds. It is traumatizing but we will raise legal issues. We will certainly meet in court.”

The ONSA Committee had found out that one of the indicted companies, Societe D’Equipment International, was overpaid by 7.9 million Euros and $7.09 million.

It noted that many contractors were apparently overpaid, while others were given full upfront payments contrary to their contract terms and agreements.

The panel also uncovered evidence of payments to individuals and companies by ONSA without any contractual agreement or evidence of jobs executed.

The committee discovered that some companies failed to fulfil their tax obligations for contracts executed.

It recovered some of the funds from these individuals and organizations, amounting to N3, 537,549,223.04, $8,000,000.00 and houses worth 512,000,000 from 32 companies.

The panel also established that some individuals and companies received money without evidence of contractual agreements or jobs done.

The amount received by these individuals was N7, 104,925,000.

It directed some companies that failed to execute contracts or did so partially to make refunds.

The total amount to be refunded is N19, 896,539,125.20, $43,771,433.73 and two houses in Abuja worth N260, 000,000.

Fifteen firms, the panel said, were awarded contracts that require further investigation to ascertain their status. The total value of the contracts in this category was N11, 726,571,161.00, $202,136,890.00 and €4,114,752.96.

The companies include: Abrahams Telecommunication Limited and Value Trust Investment Limited RC 1050628 and RC133792, Bilal Turnkey Contractors Limited RC 616389, Circular Automobile Limited RC 953549, Continental Project Associates Limited RC 1201210, Da’voice Network Solutions Limited RC 658879.

Others are Foretech Investment Limited RC 759046, Forts and Sheild Limited RC 1148793, GDP Associated Limited RC 830715, Hakimco Automobiles – RC 904389, Hamada Properties and Investment Limited RC 635720, International Resources Management Company RC 228657, Investment Options Limited – RC 133484, Jakadiya Picture Company Limited RC 270972, JBE Multimedia Investment Limited RC 48875, Kamala Motors Limited RC 845545, Key Information Services Limited RC 297516.

Also investigated are Leeman Communications Limited RC 499781, MCAF Associates RC 734745, Moortown Global Investment RC 968416, Syntec Nigeria Limited RC 220165, Trafiga Limited RC 1098961, Trim Communications Limited RC 261180, Securicor Emergency and Safety RC 431246, Sologic Integrated Services Limited RC 744982, Wada Autos Limited RC 1082513, Zukhruf Nigeria Limited RC 306244, 2020 Nigeria Limited RC 1090292 and A and B Associates Limited RC 279980.

The individuals and companies that received payments without contractual agreements include: Bello Matawalle, Brig.-Gen. A.S. Mormoni-Bashir (the former Principal General Staff Officer at the ONSA, who is still serving), Alhaji Umar Sani, Dr Yakubu Sanky, Baba Bala, Ambassador Clement Layiwola Laseinde (a Director in the ONSA), an architect from Baitil Atiq Travels and Tours.

Others are Alhaji Shuaibu Salisu (the former Director of Finance and Administration at (ONSA), Col. Bello Fadile (rtd) (Special Adviser to Lt Col Sambo Dasuki; former NSA) , Otunba Adelakun, Alhaji Bashir Yuguda, Dr Tunji Olagunju, Miss Oluwatoyin Oluwagbayi, Lt Col MS Dasuki (rtd) (the former NSA).

Also listed are Maipata Mohammed Abubakar, Mohammed Suleiman from Musaco investment and properties, Ibrahim Abdullahi also from Musaco investment and properties, Alhaji Aliyu Usman, and 18 other officers that served in the ONSA.

The companies that failed to execute contracts or did so partially, and have been asked to refund various sums are: A and Hatman Limited, Abuja Consulting Limited, Afro-Arab Investment, Agbede A Adeshina and Co, Aleppo Systems Nigeria Limited – RC 947255, Amp Africa Holdings and Solar Services, Apple Drops Nigeria Limited – RC 1102219, Apt Security Limited – RC 165189, Autoforms Integrated Enterprises Limited – RC 1234829, Axis Consulting Services Limited – RC 1151145, Belsha Nigeria Limited.

Community Defence Law Foundation – RC/IT No 56854, Complus International Service Limited, Cosse Limited – RC 316214, Daar Investment and Holdings Limited, Dalhatu Investment Limited – RC 404535, Destra Investment Limited, Development Strategies International Limited – RC 361191.

Others are DFX/White Zebu BDC – RC787658/RC1049919, Duchy Concepts Limited RC392281, Fara Security Limited RC 694607, Fimex Gilt Nigeria Limited RC 143150, First Aralac Global Limited RC939512, Fix-HYL Global Investment RC1129654, Good year Properties Limited RC1168828, Image Merchant Promotions Limited RC 416703,

Interglobal Limited RC 189188, Jos Peace Dialogue Forum CAC/IT/No75434, Kakatar Limited RC 443321, Leaderette Nigeria/Norden Global RC 422129/RC1119925, London Advertising Limited UK BASED, Mithra Oil Limited RC 620979, NigerLink BOG (Under Musaco Investment)

RC 834592, Iban Global (Under Musaco Investment), Musaco Investment (Bank Charges), Mystrose Limited RC 475579, NAF Holding Company Limited.

Also listed are: Peach Tree Communications Limited RC 410115, Perception BDC RC 740741, Pioneer Ventures RC 69776, Proptex Nigerian Limited – RC 116801, Prosedec Interglobal Limited RC 619845, Real Property Investment Limited RC 294761, Sinash Communications Limited RC 333134, Skytick International Limited RC 798693, Soject Nigeria Limited RC 74991, StellaVera Development Company Limited RC 713258.

Others who defaulted on their contractual agreements include Teracon AG SWISS BASED, Wehsec Farms Limited RC 713258, African Cable Television Limited RC 1113903, BCN Nigeria Limited RC 50969, Brains and Hammers RC 655673, Concept Options Ultimate Limited RC 604167, Elizade Nigeria Limited RC 11544, Emerging Platforms Limited RC 922205, EMI System Nigeria Limited RC 248986, Hadassa Investment and Security RC 709085, Kala Consulting Solutions Limited RC 98562, Pioneer Ventures, Nan Bizcom Nigeria Limited RC 680708, Nerres Limited RC 1138835, Plectrum Consulting Limited RC 937931, Protech Consultant RC 301426, Summit Publications Limited RC 304671, Telios Development Limited RC 468351, Urban Abode Nigeria Limited RC 651613, RCN Networks Limited RC 439720, Sail International Limited RC 97863, Suburban Broadway Limited – RC 469689, Geronimo Middle East and Africa, Julius Berger RC 6852, Romgat Morgan Nigeria Limited RC 902020, and Stallion Motors Limited RC 178627.

Contracts awarded to the following companies are to be further investigated: 2020 Nigeria Limited RC 1090292, Acacia Holdings Limited RC 940978, Africair Incorporated US Company, Augusta Westland Limited, Almond Project Limited, Bam Project and Properties, Bob Oshodin Organisation Limited RC 790662, Coral Builders Limited RC 397748, Dan Clington Nigeria Limited RC 940978, Law Partners and Associates BN/UY/004566, Magnificient 5 ventures Limited BN/2299463, MPS Global Services Limited.

Others are One plus Holdings Nigeria Limited RC 695999, Quadsix Nigeria Limited RC 1177968, and Reliance Reference Hospitals.

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