BRITISH investigators have uncovered another major Nigerian corruption scandal involving Bashir Jamoh the managing director of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (Nimasa) with two sums of N1.5trn ($3.6bn) and $9.5m traced to his private accounts.
In a shocking development, the N1.5trn was discovered in a Fidelity Bank account under the name Hamza Ibrahim Jamoh but the attached cell phone number 08034517410 was that of the Nimasa boss. A four page report on Mr Jamoh exposed another payment of $9,557,312.50 into an Access Bank account also belonging to him.
Investigations also exposed other infractions by the Nimasa boss which also includes the award of contracts to companies which he has an interest in.
Global Investigators United Kingdom, the investigation agency that signed the report investigated the bank transactions of Alhaji Jamoh focusing on inflows/credit and debits on his bank statements.
It found transaction’s records showing the payment of $9,557,312.50 into Mr Jamoh’s personal accounts from Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in violation of the Treasury Single Account. According to the report, Bixby Oil Limited has also paid money into Mr Jamoh’s account.
The report read: “Most baffling is that CBN transferred millions of dollars into the personal account of Bashir Yusuf Jamoh. Records shows the withdrawal of $5,425,200 by cash withdrawal from Access Bank, Burma Road, Apapa, Lagos.
“Bashir Yusuf Jamoh set up a company Talent Expertise International Limited to solicit for jobs from Nimasa. Being the director of a company and awarding contract to own company in violation of the code of conduct act section 3 part of the Third Schedule of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and code of conduct for public officers involved in procurement, Part X1, section 57, Sub-section (2) of the Procurement Act, 2007.”