The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to arraign One Mohammed Nuraini Adamu, son of former Governor of Nasarawa State and a serving senator, Abdullahi Adamu.
Adamu is to be arraigned alongside one other, Felix Onyeabo Ojiako tomorrow January 17th, 2018 before the Federal High Court sitting in Kano on a five count charge of Money Laundering. Senator Adamu was governor from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007.
The arrest of the son of the former governor by the Commission followed a petition from one Atta Esin, an Executive Director of Biolocks Technologies Limited who alleged that the defendants used his company, Biolocks and executed contract without his knowledge.
He further alleged that the contract resulted in the accumulation of withholding tax to tune of N1,311,519.99 (One Million, Three Hundred and Eleven Thousand, Five Hundred and Nineteen Naira, Ninety Nine Kobo).
The contract, according to the petitioner, was worth N26,230,399.60 (Twenty Six Million, Two Hundred Thirty Thousand, Three Hundred and Ninety Nine Naira, Sixty Kobo) but further investigation into the alleged fraud by the Commission revealed that the actual contract sum was N92,036,490 (Ninety Two Million, Thirty Six Thousand, Four Hundred and Ninety Naira Only).
The defendants allegedly perpetrated the fraud by forging the board resolution of the company in order to open a new account in the company’s name where the proceeds of the contract were subsequently deposited.
Though the contract was executed, the petitioner claimed it was done without his knowledge, nor has he benefited from a single penny of the proceeds.
However, the money were shared between the defendants. This was revealed through the account statement that was fraudulently opened by the defendants in the name of Biolocks where the sum of N32,550,000 was traced to the second defendant, Felix Onyeabo from the first defendant, Nuraini, who is the signatory to the account.