Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Enelamah Nigeria’s Minister rejects illegal transfers claim - and tells HARDtalk the ‘absolutely true’

Enelamah Nigeria’s Minister accused of involvement in the illegal transfer of money

Okechukwu Enelamah, Nigeria’s Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment has been accused of involvement in the illegal transfer of money to South African telecoms firm, MTN.
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Last week the Nigerian Senate agreed to investigate the claims after a motion by Senator Dino Melaye.

The Senate motion said Stanbic IBTC, Standard Chartered Bank, Citigroup and Diamond Bank were involved in the alleged illegal transfers, while Okechukwu Enelamah was allegedly among people used by MTN to help repatriate more than $13bn (£10.2bn) between 2006 and 2016.

Mr Enelamah tells HARDtalk he ‘absolutely’ was not involved in any illegal transfers.

He was appointed by President Buhari in November 2015 who said recently that ‘corruption is a cancer which must be fought with all the weapons at our disposal'.