Sunday, 10 January 2016

Probe Panel summons 241 firms over arms scandal – FULL LIST HERE

Probe Panel summons 241 firms over arms scandal – FULL LIST HERE

The PREMIUM TIMES have given more details on how The office of the National Security Adviser has invited 241 companies and organisations in relation with receipt of payments from the agency during the tenure of Sambo Dasuki, a retired colonel.

Mr. Dasuki is currently being prosecuted for allegedly distributing over $2.1billion meant for arms procurement to relatives, friends, political associates and campaign officials of the Peoples Democratic Party.

A public notice released on Friday directed the firms to appear before a panel probing payments to individuals, companies and foundations.

The companies are to appear between January 12 and 26 with their certificates of incorporation, particulars of directors, tax clearance certificates for their companies and directors from 2011 till date, letter of award of contracts, evidence of payments so far/outstanding balance, certified bank statements, and other documents considered relevant to the contracts.

The statement, signed by the Principal General Staff Officer in the NSA office, added, “The general public is please invited to note that companies or organisations that received payments from ONSA between 2011 and 2015, who have not appeared before the Committee, and their names are not reflected in the list below, should please endeavour to appear before the committee anytime within the stated period at the Office of the National Security Adviser’s Complex, 3 Arms Zone, Abuja.

“Your prompt appearance before the committee would be wise to avoid any embarrassment.”