EFCC Called To Investigate Hadiza Bala-Usman For Looting NPA
The Peoples Democratic Party urge that the Ex- MD of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Hadiza Bala-Usman should be investigated.
PDP noted that Bala-Usman looted the NPA and must be investigated by the Economic and Financial crimes commission.
In a statement issued on Thursday, PDP’s Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan called on the EFCC to act fast.
EFCC Called To Investigate
The party insists that President Muhammadu Buhari should not just ease out Bala Usman, but must go head to prosecute her over the alleged looting including revelations from the office of the Auditor General, which also unearthed the alleged stealing of unremitted deductions to Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) amounting to N3,667,750,470. $148,845,745.04, Euro 4,891,449.50 and £252,682.14 during her watch at NPA.
The PDP charges the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to immediately take in Bala Usman for questioning and prosecution over the alleged fraud, including the reported stealing of N15.18 billion through alleged shady Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects by the NPA.
The party also asked the EFCC to also investigateMinister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, under whose watch the alleged looting in NPA was perpetrated.
The PDP restates that the fact that it took the minister a clear six years (2016 to 2021) to query the NPA Managing Director, over the looting of N165 billion unremitted operational surplus of the agency, raises public apprehensions of an afterthought, which only came after indicting audit documents had already been exposed.