Connect with us


How I Gave N3.6 billion To Ex-NDDC Boss, EFCC’s Witness Tells Court



Ibinabo Michael-West, a prosecution witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), told a Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) recovered over N100 billion from International Oil companies (IOC).

He said this on Monday, at the resumed trial against Tuoyo Omatsuli, a former NDDC Executive Director, and three others over fraudulent mismanagement of the commission’s N3.6 billion.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Mr. Michael-West told the court that he was the owner of a company; Starline Consultancy Ltd., who were contractors to NDDC.

According to him, the oil companies who operated in the Niger Delta region had refused to pay the commission its due payments and indebtedness which the commission had been making frantic efforts to recover.

He further stated that the commission had contracted his company to assist them to recover the debt owed them by the IOC’s.

“We executed the job, the oil companies were stubborn, we served them demand notices and also wrote petitions against them to the National Assembly.

“After the meeting with the National Assembly, the oil companies started paying, each time an oil company paid, they would send us payment advice.

“We were paid 10 percent of any amount that was recovered from the oil companies and we worked for about two years; between 2014 and 2016.

“In total, we recovered over N100billion and we were paid N12billion as our commission,” he said.

When asked whether the third and fourth defendants played any role in the recovery of the debts owed to NDDC, he replied in the negative.

The witness, however, told the court that when he was paid the N12 billion, the executive director finance of NDDC complained to him of incessant harassment by Niger Delta youths.

He said that he further pleaded with him, to help cushion the effect of the frequent harassment, which he paid N3.6 billion into a Diamond bank account for that purpose.

Mr. Michael-West also admitted transferring some money to the third and fourth defendants amounting to over N1 billion.

During cross-examination by the first defendant’s counsel; Kehinde Aguda (SAN) he denied the payment to the Niger Delta youths as being a proceed of a crime.

When he was asked if the money was meant to bribe officials of the NDDC, he denied it.

When further asked whether it was the executive director works of NDDC that approved the money that was paid to him, he replied:

“The board approved all the money paid to me, the first defendant (Omatsuyi) did not give me any account details to pay any money to him.”

Norrison Quakers, counsel to the second, third and fourth defendants, during his examination-in-chief asked the witness whether he knew him, to which he replied in the positive.

The witness told the court that he knew Mr. Quakers when they were invited to the EFCC office and were asked to look for a SAN to bail them.

“We pleaded with Quakers to bail the Managing Director of Building Associates Ltd., Mr. Francis Momoh, which he did, and we paid for his services,” he said.

Justice Saliu Saidu adjourned the case until June 11 for the continuation of trial.

Tuoyo Omatsuli, who was a former Executive Director of the NDDC, was charged alongside Francis Momoh and two companies; Don Parker Properties Ltd, and Building Associates Ltd.

They were arraigned on November 28, 2018, on 45 counts bordering on corruption, gratification, fraud and money laundering.

They had, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges and were admitted to bails.

According to the charge, the defendants were alleged to have committed the offence between August 2014 and September 2015.

The first defendant was alleged to have procured the third and fourth defendants (Momoh and Building Associates), to utilize a total sum of N3.6 billion paid by Starline Consultancy Services Ltd into an account operated by the fourth defendant.

The prosecution averred that they ought to have known that the said sums, formed part of the proceeds of their unlawful activities which included corruption and gratification.

The offence, the EFCC said, contravenes the provisions of Sections 15(1), 15(2), 15(3) and 18 of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2011, as amended by Act No 1 of 2012.





Original Author

SaharaReporters, New York

Disable advertisements

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Drake Surprises Upcoming Nigerian Artiste With All Expense Paid Trip To A Show In Canada



Canadian Rapper. Drake has just made the day of an upcoming Nigerian artiste with an all-expense-paid trip to a show with him.

The young man identified as David Jagun who is a student of Tai Solarin University of Education University (TASUED) and also an upcoming artiste happens to be a die-hard fan of the “God’s Plan” singer. David Jagun pleaded with the singer to grant his wish to fly alongside him in a plane.

He Wrote “In the beginning of creations ( TASUED Ijagun Ma) Mine (By Drake) All I Ask For Is To Fly By Your Side On The Plane’

Upon seeing the message and liking his flows, Drake responded saying that he would not only be on the same plane as he but would also fly him out for a show immediately.  “Nah. I am flying you to a show ASAP, you going to hard”



View this post on Instagram


Years after stanning him consistently for years, #Drake reaches out to a Nigerian undergraduate

A post shared by Instablog9ja (@instablog9ja) on

The post Drake Surprises Upcoming Nigerian Artiste With All Expense Paid Trip To A Show In Canada appeared first on tooXclusive.

Continue Reading

falz news

Falz Announces Incoming New Single, “Loving,” Unveils Release Date



Falz has announced that he would be dropping a brand new single this weekend, precisely Friday, 20th September, 2019.

The rapper took to his social media pages to make the announcement as he wants fans to anticipate another Falz banger which is set to blow everyone’s mind. This incoming single which is titled; “Loving” if released eventually, would be Falz’s second music single of 2019 since he dropped “Alakori” featuring Chocolate City rapper; Dice Ailes. The comic rapper also had already dropped an album; “Moral Instruction” earlier in the year which has been showing signs of moderate success.

However, it seems the rapper now feels it’s time to move on from the album totally and drop another jam his teeming fans and general music fans would hold onto probably till the end of the year. Falz is an artiste that is known to play host to several hit songs and we hope “Loving” doesn’t making any lesser impact than his hit songs have done.


View this post on Instagram


BRAND NEW FALZ OUT THIS WEEKEND! ???? Subscribe to my Youtube to see the video first! ??

A post shared by Falz TheBahdGuy (@falzthebahdguy) on

The post Falz Announces Incoming New Single, “Loving,” Unveils Release Date appeared first on tooXclusive.

Continue Reading

Dammy Krane News

Dammy Krane Prosecuted In Court For Criminal Defamation & Cyber Bullying, Granted 50k Bail



Nigerian singer, Johnson Oyindamola popularly known as Dammy Krane has been granted bail of N50,000 in court for threatening a betting company.

On the 25th of July, 2019, Dammy Krane was said to have threatened the lives of staff members of Merrybet Gold Limited and released a song where he accused the company of breach of contract. He also went on the radio where he shared audio and video messages which was labeled a threat to public peace. His actions, however, did not well with the betting company as they took legal action and wrote a petition to the Nigerian Police accusing him of threats and cyber-bullying.

Dammy Krane was arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court today in Lagos by the police on a three-count charge of threat to life, defamation, and conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace. The singer was granted bail of fifty thousand naira with one surety in like sum. The case was adjourned till October 11th for mention.


The post Dammy Krane Prosecuted In Court For Criminal Defamation & Cyber Bullying, Granted 50k Bail appeared first on tooXclusive.

Continue Reading

Naira Marley News

Fan Narrates Ordeal At The Hands Of Thugs At The Marlian Fest In Ibadan



A Twitter user has revealed how thugs stole and beat up other fans at Naira Marley’s show which took place in Ibadan.

A twitter user identified as Moyossore took to his Twitter page to share details of the atrocities which occurred at Naira Marley’s Ibadan Fest in Ibadan. According to him, the security at the show was very poor which gave thugs the opportunity to steal phones and beat young girls. He explained that the thugs from different parts of the city came with weapons like axes, cutlasses and even guns to cause commotion at the event.

He wrote  The marlian Fest security was really poor, just too poor. Thugs were snatching phones and bags openly at the fest…later in the morning I will post about somethings that happened at the fest. You get to see boys moving around with cutlass, knife, axe and even guns. One of my homies even saw one iPhone 7 on the floor we have been waiting for the owner to call. The numbers of phones that were snatched/stolen yesterday at the even tho.

What actually saved me last night was that I’m a street boy and a smoker and I have bben to almost all the joints in Ibadan to smoke..they know me. The way they beat up one girl in front of me yesterday before they collected her phone. I really feel very sorry for her. If you see tears that yesterday after phone don comot for your pocket/hands. Lol. Foko, Idi Are, Its Saku, Beere, Opo, Born Photo, Orita Merin, Oje Gege.. you know all these areas in Ibadan? All the boys from there were at the fest…aeon omo iku. 




The post Fan Narrates Ordeal At The Hands Of Thugs At The Marlian Fest In Ibadan appeared first on tooXclusive.

Continue Reading

falz news

Falz Emerges Only Nigerian Artiste Nominated At 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards || See Full List



Nigerian rapper, Falz has been nominated for an award at the 2019 BET hip hop show.

The “Talk” singer was nominated in a new category BET launched to honour international rappers from around the world. Falz competes with artistes from Africa, Europe, and Canada will compete for the new Best International Flow. Sarkodie and Nasty C were nominated in that category making him the only Nigerian among the nominees.

The 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards is scheduled to air on  Tuesday (Oct. 8) at 8 pm  on BET internationally and BET Africa on Oct. 9

See the full list of the nominations below.

Best Hip-Hop Video

21 Savage – “A Lot” Feat. J. Cole

Cardi B – “Money”

City Girls – “Twerk” Feat. Cardi B

DaBaby – “Suge”

Meek Mill – “Going Bad” Feat. Drake

Travis Scott – “Sicko Mode” Feat. Drake

Hot Ticket Performer

Cardi B



Megan Thee Stallion

The Carters

Travis Scott

Album of the Year

Travis Scott – Astroworld

Meek Mill – Championships

Lizzo – Cuz I Love You

DJ Khaled – Father of Asahd

Tyler, The Creator – Igor

Dreamville – Revenge of the Dreamers 3

Video Director of the Year

Benny Boom

Bruno Mars, Florent Dechard


Dave Meyers

Eif Rivera

Travis Scott

Lyricist of the Year

2 Chainz


J. Cole

Meek Mill

Nipsey Hussle

YBN Cordae

MVP of the Year

Cardi B

DJ Khaled


J. Cole

Megan Thee Stallion

Nipsey Hussle

Producer of the Year

DJ Khaled

London On Da track

Metro Boomin’


Swizz Beatz

Tay Keith

Best Collab, Duo or Group

21 Savage Feat. J. Cole – “A Lot”

Cardi B & Bruno Mars – “Please Me

DJ Khaled Feat. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend – “Higher”

Lil Baby & Gunna – “Drip Too Hard”

Lil Nas X Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road (Remix)”

Travis Scott Feat. Drake – “Sicko Mode”

Single of the Year

“Act Up”  – Produced by EarlThePearll (City Girls)

“Big Ole Freak” – Produced by LilJuMadeDaBeat (Megan Thee Stallion)

“Money” – Produced by J. White Did It (Cardi B)

“Old Town Road (Remix)” – Produced by YoungKio (Lil Nas X Feat. Billy Ray Cyrus)

“Sicko Mode” – Produced by Rogét Chahayed, CuBeatz, OZ, Hit-Boy & Tay Keith (Travis Scott Feat. Drake)

“Suge” – Produced by Pooh Beatz & JetsonMade (DaBaby)

Best New Hip-Hop Artist



Lil Nas X

Megan Thee Stallion

Roddy Ricch

YBN Cordae

Best Mixtape

Jack Harlow – Loose

Kevin Gates – Luca Brasi 3

Megan Thee Stallion – Fever

Roddy Ricch – Feed Tha Streets II

Wiz Khalifa & Curren$y – 2009

YBN Almighty Jay, YBN Cordae & YBN Nahmir – YBN: The Mixtape

Sweet 16: Best Featured Verse

21 Savage – “Wish Wish” ( DJ Khaled Feat. Cardi B & 21 Savage)

Cardi B – “Clout” (Offset Feat. Cardi B)

Cardi B – “Twerk” (City Girls Feat. Cardi B)

J. Cole – “A Lot” (21 Savage Feat. J Cole)

Rick Ross – “Money in the Grave” (Drake Feat. Rick Ross)

Rick Ross – “What’s Free” (Meek Mill Feat.Jay-Z & Rick Ross)

Impact Track

21 Savage – “A Lot” Feat. J. Cole

DJ Khaled – “Higher” Feat. Nipsey Hussle & John Legend

J. Cole – “Middle Child”

Kap G – “A Day Without a Mexican”

Lizzo – “Tempo” Feat. Missy Elliott

Youngboy Never Broke Again – “I Am Who They Say I Am” Feat. Quando Rondo & Kevin Gates

DJ of the Year

Chase B

DJ Drama

DJ Envy

DJ Esco

DJ Khaled


Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip-Hop Style)

Cardi B

DJ Khaled

French Montana

Meek Mill

Rick Ross

Travis Scott

Best Hip-Hop Online Site/App

All Hip-Hop



The Shade Room



Hustler of the Year

Cardi B

DJ Khaled


Nipsey Hussle

Rick Ross

Travis Scott

Best International Flow

Falz (Nigeria)

Ghetts (U.K.)

Kalash (France)

Lil Simz (U.K.)

Nasty C (South Africa)

Sarkodie (Ghana)

Tory Lanez (Canada)

The post Falz Emerges Only Nigerian Artiste Nominated At 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards || See Full List appeared first on tooXclusive.

Continue Reading


Copyright © 2016 GTBAZE.COM.NG All Rights Reserved.