IN THE HIGH COURT OF LAGOS STATE              IN THE IKEJA JUDICIAL DIVISION   HOLDEN AT HIGH COURT NO 33, CRIMINAL DIVISI...
STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 1ST COUNTInflation of contract prices contrary to Section 22 (3) of The CorruptPractices and other ...
Chief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria...
Judicial division did inflate the price of the contract awarded to Flohr &company for the supply and installation of 3rd g...
STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 8TH COUNTConspiracy to disobey lawful order issued by constituted authority contraryto section 517 ...
STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 10TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary tosection 203 of cr...
for N35,348,166 million (Thirty five million, three hundred and Forty eightThousand, One Hundred and sixty six naira) to A...
Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) some time in 2001, at Lagos, ...
Chief Olabode George, former Chariman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria...
STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 17TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of th...
Eight Thousand and Eighty Six dollars and thirty three cents) to Flohr MillsNigeria Limited for civil works for the streng...
R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th day of October, 2002, at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent ...
PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Man...
Authority (NPA), which was beyond your approved limit as contained in thesaid circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 24TH COUNTDi...
June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and awards of contracts inGovernment Ministries and Parastatals, by appro...
Maidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr. B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (no...
Disobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code cap 32 Vol.2, Law...
protection, the steel pile wall of berth 8, TCIP to the Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), which was beyond your approved limit...
dated 27th June, 2001 on policy guidelines for procurement and awards ofcontracts in Government Ministres and Parastatals,...
Maidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.g.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now ...
Disobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, La...
Pounds) to Melsmore Limited for supply of Multi –purpose HydraulicPower pack anti Pollution Equipment Onne Port to the Nig...
within the Ikeja Judicial division, with intent to defraud, disobyeyed lawfulorder issued by constituted authority to wit:...
(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now ...
Disobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, La...
Hundred and sixty Five Pounds) to Alba Nigeria enterprises for 10 units ofFRP Aerodynamic Apapa Port, Lagos (Mobile Inland...
order issued by Constituted Authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, i...
(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now ...
Disobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, La...
eighty Two Thousand, seven hundred and Thirty six Pounds) to MatitechInt‟l Limited for the supply of 4 Nos fairway Bouys f...
R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 5th day of June, 2003, at Lagos, withinthe Ikeja Judicial division, with intent to d...
PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Man...
(NPA), which was beyond your approved limit as contained in the saidcircular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 57TH COUNTDisobedience...
(NPA), with intent to defraud, abuse the authority of your office regardingaward of contracts, by splitting one contract i...
PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Man...
supply of Cathodic Protection of steel Sheet Pipewell of Berth 8 Tin- Canisland port Lagos to Nigeria Ports authority (NPA...
R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 16th day of October, 2002 at Lagoswithin Ikeja Judicial Division, while being employ...
Abuse of office contrary to Section 104 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol.2,Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS...
Sterling) into four separate contracts, which sum was beyond your approvedlimits, and subsequently awarded the split contr...
Chief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria...
Under cross-examination from the lead counsel for the 1st defendant MrAyanlaja (SAN), he testified that he was not a signa...
He stated that he was aware of a price survey unit in the NPA but would notknow how it worked. He however insisted that th...
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  1. 1. IN THE HIGH COURT OF LAGOS STATE IN THE IKEJA JUDICIAL DIVISION HOLDEN AT HIGH COURT NO 33, CRIMINAL DIVISION IKEJA BEFORE HON JUSTICE J.O.K. OYEWOLE TODAY MONDAY THE 26TH DAY OF OCTOBER 2009. SUIT NO: ID/71c/2008BETWEENFEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA………………COMPLAINANTAND1. CHIEF OLABODE GEORGE……………………………DEFENDANT2. ARCHITECT AMINU DABO.…………………………...DEFENDANT3. CAPTAIN O. ABIDOYE…………………………………DEFENDANT4. ALHAJI ABDULAHI AMINU TAFIDA………………...DEFENDANT5. ALHAJI ZANNA MAIDARIBE………………………….DEFENDANT6. ENGR SULE ALIYU……………………………………..DEFENDANT JUDGMENTThe defendants were arraigned before this Court on the 8 th of August, 2008on a 163 count information to which they all pleaded not guilty.Subsequently, the said information was amended via the amendedinformation containing 68 counts dated 24th October, 2008 to which each ofthe defendants once again pleaded not guilty.The said 68 counts are hereinafter set out in full as follows:
  2. 2. STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 1ST COUNTInflation of contract prices contrary to Section 22 (3) of The CorruptPractices and other Related Offences Act, 2000.PARTICUALRS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdulahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about 6th June, 2003 within the Ikeja Judicialdivision did inflate the price of the contract awarded to Kalmer West AfricaLtd for the rehabilitation of accidented Kalmar Container Handler from€215,555.52 (being the prevailing price at the time of the award of thecontract) to €269,965.71.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 2ND COUNTInflation of contract prices contrary to section 22 (3) of The CorruptPractices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdulahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr. B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about 20th July, 2003 within the Ikeja Judicialdivision did inflate the price of the contract awarded to Dateks Ltd for thereplacement and installation of 6 Nos 11KV High Tension Panels withaccessories at substation “C” Tin Can Island Port, Lagos from €310,500.40(being the prevailing price at the time of the award of the contract) to€345,925.00.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 3RD COUNTInflation of contract prices contrary to Section 22 (3) of The CorruptPractices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE 2
  3. 3. Chief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr. B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about 20th July, 2003 within the Ikeja Judicialdivision did inflate the price of the contract awarded to Docklard maritimeLtd for the supply and commissioning of 3 phase 70 KVA cable fault TestVan with distance measurement tech & high tension instruments at Lagosport complex from € 170, 437.50 (being the prevailing price at the time ofthe award of the contract) to €236,250.00.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 4TH COUNTInflation of contract prices contrary to section 22(3) of The Corrupt Practicesand Other Related Offences Act, 2000.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdulahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about 20th December, 2002 within the IkejaJudicial Division did inflate the price of the contract awarded toContinentale Produckten Gesellschaft for the supply and installation of 11KVA H.T. panels at s/s “B” Transformer 1,2, ring coupler, generator andmain s/s transformer panel at Apapa Port Complex from €115,892.90 (beingthe prevailing price at the time of the award of the contract) to €162,250.00.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 5TH COUNTInflation of contract prices contrary to section 22(3) of The Corrupt Practicesand Other Related Offences Act, 2000.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdulahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about 23rd December, 2002 within the Ikeja 3
  4. 4. Judicial division did inflate the price of the contract awarded to Flohr &company for the supply and installation of 3rd generating set, 16 Cyclinderwater cooled, Cummins Industrial diesel engine, operating at 1500 rpmcoupled with brushless Stanford alternator 1645KVA, 11KV, 3PH, 50HZcontinuous output at Apapa from €163,342.60 (being the prevailing price atthe time of the award of the contract) to €211,090.00.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 6TH COUNTInflation of contract prices contrary to Section 22 (3) of The CorruptPractices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdulahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about 20th December, 2002 within the IkejaJudicial Division did inflate the price of the contract awarded to CompleteEngineering Services Ltd for the complete replacement of obsolete highTension Panels at Sub-Station “E” Tin Can Island, Lagos from €165,870.54(being the prevailing price at the time of the award of the contract) to€253,500.00.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 7TH COUNTInflation of contract prices contrary to section 22(3) of The Corrupt Practicesand Other Related Offences Act, 2000.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdulahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about11th August, 2002 within the IkejaJudicial Division did inflate the price of the contract awarded to NiboregGeneral Procurement for the supply of 200 units of Duraline Hose and 8smoke extractors at Apapa Port from €201, 280.00 (being the prevailingprice at the time of the award of the contract) to €251,600.00. 4
  5. 5. STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 8TH COUNTConspiracy to disobey lawful order issued by constituted authority contraryto section 517 of the Criminal code Cap 32 Vol. 2, laws of the Lagos Stateof Nigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdulahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large),Engr. B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about 18th day of October, 2002 at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial division, with intent to defraud, conspired todisobey lawful order issued by a constituted authority to wit: the FederalGovernment of Nigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in circularNo F15775, dated 27th June, 2001 on Policy guidelines for procurement andaward of contracts in Government Ministries and Parastals.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 9TH COUNTDisobedience of lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary tosection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr. B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about 18th day of October, 2002 at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawfulorder issued by Constituted Authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in circular No F15775,dated 27th June, 2001 on policy guidelines for procurement and awards ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastals, by approving an award ofcontract for N40 million (Forty Million Naira) to Danjuma Kibo CompanyNigeria Limited, for the supply of five (5) numbers Remote Sensing SatelliteImageries to the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), which was beyond yourapproved limit as contained in the said circular. 5
  6. 6. STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 10TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary tosection 203 of criminal Code Cap 32 vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria,1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large) Engr. B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about 6th day of May, 2003 at Lagos, withinthe Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawful orderissued by constituted authority to wit: the Federal Government of Nigeria,through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in circular No. F15775, dated 27 thJune, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and awards of contracts inGovernment Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an award of contractfor N49, 595,448 million (Forty nine Million Five Hundred and Ninety FiveThousand Four Hundred and Forty Eight naira) to Alliance Tech. Limitedfor the supply and installation of HT Panel and Accessories for FederalLighter Terminal Onne to the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) which wasbeyond your approved limit as contained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 11TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr. B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about 6th day of may, 2003 at Lagos, withinthe Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawful orderissued by Constituted Authority to wit: the Federal Government of Nigeria,through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in circular No. F15775, dated 27 thJune, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and awards of contracts inGovernment Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an award of contract 6
  7. 7. for N35,348,166 million (Thirty five million, three hundred and Forty eightThousand, One Hundred and sixty six naira) to Alba Nigeria Entreprises forthe supply of one (1) No. 70KVA Perkins Generating Set and Installation ofL.T. panel at (NIIT) Zaria to the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), which wasbeyond your approved limit as contained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 12TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICUALRS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr. B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about 6th day of May, 2003 at Lagos, withinthe Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawful orderissued by constituted authority to wit: the Federal Government of Nigeria,through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in circular No F15775, dated 27 thJune, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and awards of contracts inGovernment Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an award of contractfor N48,890,803.50 million (forty eight million, eight Hundred and NinetyThousand, eight Hundred and Three naira and Fifty kobo) to Flohr ImportExport GMBH for the supply and installation of HT Panel and Accessoriesfor main station and substation No. 6 at Port Harcourt (P/H) to the NigeriaPorts Authority (NPA), which was beyond your approved limit as containedin the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 13TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G. 7
  8. 8. Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) some time in 2001, at Lagos, within the IkejaJudicial Divison, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawful order issued byconstituted authority to wit: the Federal Government of Nigeria, through theFederal Ministry of Finance, in Circular, No. F15775, dated 27th June, 2001,on policy guidelines for procurement and awards of contract in GovernmentMinistries and parastatals, by approving an award of contract for$294,601.65 million (Two Hundred and Ninety four thousand six Hundredand One Dollars and Sixty Five Cents) to Underwater Engineering Limitedfor retrieval of collapsed 250 ton reinforced concrete structural elementsubmerged in water to the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), which wasbeyond your approved limit as contained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 14TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director, Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) some time in 2001, at Lagos, within the IkejaJudicial divison, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawful order issued byconstituted authority to wit: the Federal Government of Nigeria, through theFederal Ministry of Finance, in Circular, No. F15775, dated 27th June, 2001,on policy guidelines for procurement and awards of contract in GovernmentMinistries and Parastatals, by approving an award of contract for $ 500,000(Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) to Carverton Marine Limited for 52Hyster Cargo Handling Plant to the Nigera Ports Authority (NPA) whichwas beyond your approved limit as contained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 15TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICUALRS OF OFFENCE 8
  9. 9. Chief Olabode George, former Chariman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about 18th day of October, 2002 at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial Division with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawfulorder issued by Constituted authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Curcular, No. F15775dated 27th June, 2001 on policy guidelines for procurement and awards ofcontracts in government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an awardfor contract for $ 265,950 (Two hundred and Sixty Five Thousand NineHundred and fifty dollars) to Badru Rabiu & Sons limited for supply of one(1) No Mobile Crane (3 tons) for Port Harcourt Port Dockyard to the NigeriaPorts Authority (NPA), which was beyond your approved limit as containedin the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE -16TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by Constituted Authority contrary tosection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos state ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect amine Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about 18th day of October, 2002 at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial Division with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawfulorder issued by constituted authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular, No. F15775dated 27th June, 2001 on policy guidelines for procurement and awards ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an awardfor contract for $284, 501 (Two Hundred and eighty four Thousand fivehundred and one dollar) to Mog Holdings Limited for supply of Marineengine with 1 (one) gearbox, GM 12V 71 series for its “Bonny” in ApapaDockyard to the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) which was beyond yourapproved limit as contained in the said circular. 9
  10. 10. STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 17TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos state ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr. B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about 18th day of October, 2002, at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawfulorder issued by constituted Authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria thorough the Federal Ministry of Finance, in circular No F15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and awards ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an awardof contract for $665,372 (six Hundred and Sixty Five Thousand ThreeHundred and seventy Tow Dollars) to Flohr mill Nigeria Limited to add costof fund for the above project to the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), whichwas beyond your approved limit as contained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 18TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICUALRS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria, Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr. B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about 18th day of October, 2002, at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawfulorder issued by constituted authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in circular No F15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and awards ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an awardof contract for $16,868, 086.33 (Sixteen Million, eight Hundred and Sixty 10
  11. 11. Eight Thousand and Eighty Six dollars and thirty three cents) to Flohr MillsNigeria Limited for civil works for the strengthening of the Quays at Berth1,2, and 3 in Apapa Port and Channel from Harbour enforcement to theturning basin to the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), which was beyond yourapproved limit as contained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 19TH COUNT.Disobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large) Engr. B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th day of October, 2002, at Lagoswithin the Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawfulorder issued by constituted authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in circular NoF15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and awards ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an awardof contract for $245,700 ( Two Hundred and Forty Five Thousand Sevenhundred Dollars) to Noble Gate Projects Limited for supply of 27 no.Bridgestone Dyna Audi “A” Fender CDA-A600MD X 3.5.M Fender BodiesPort Harcourt to the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), which was beyond yourapproved limit as contained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 20TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large) Engr. B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr. 11
  12. 12. R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th day of October, 2002, at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawfulorder issued by Constituted authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal ministry of Finance, in circular no F15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and awards ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an awardof contract for $252,375.75 (Two Hundred and Fifty Two Thousand, ThreeHundred and Seventy Five Dollars and Seventy Five Cents) to MOGHoldings limited for supply of marine engine with 1 (one) gearbox, GM 12V71 series for its P.C. Umuakpu in Apapa Dockyard to the Nigeria PortsAuthority (NPA), which was beyond your approved limit as contained in thesaid circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 21STDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director, Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O Abidoye, Alhaji Abdulahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr. B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel OMOkhomon (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about 18th day of October, 2002, at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawfulorder issued by Constituted Authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in circular No F15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and awards ofcontracts in Government ministries and Parastatals, by approving an awardof contract for $321,360 (three Hundred and Twenty one Thousand threehundred and sixty dollars) to Alliance Technique for major repairs on dieselengine No 3 MWM TBD 400-8K, 1000KVA, 1000rpm, 11 KV at CalabarPort to the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), which was beyond your approvedlimit as contained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 22ND COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994. 12
  13. 13. PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O Abidoye, Alhaji Abdulahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr. B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomon (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about 18th day of October, 2002, at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawfulorder issued by constituted authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in circular No. F15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and awards ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an awardof contract for $284, 501 (Two Hundred and Eighty four Thousand Fivehundred and One Dollar) to Carverton Marine Limited for supply of PilotCutter “Kiri” with Gearbox with 1 (one) 12V 92 for warri Dockyard to theNigeria ports Authority (NPA), which was beyond your approved limit ascontained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 23RD COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted Authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2 Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O Abidoye, Alhaji Abdulahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr. B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomon (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about 6th day of May, 2003, at Lagos, withinthe Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawful orderissued by constituted authority to wit: the Federal Government of Nigeria,through the Federal Ministry of finance, in circular No F15775, dated 27thJune, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and awards of contracts inGovernment Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an award of contract of£269,965.71 (Two Hundred and Sixty nine Thousand, Nine hundred andSixty Five Euro and seventy one Pence) to Kalmer West Africa limited forrehabilitation of accidented Kalmar Container Handler to the Nigeria Ports 13
  14. 14. Authority (NPA), which was beyond your approved limit as contained in thesaid circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 24TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted Authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2 Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O Abidoye, Alhaji Abdulahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr. B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomon (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about 6th day of May, 2003, at Lagos, withinthe Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawful orderissued by constituted authority to wit: the Federal Government of Nigeria,through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in circular No. F15775, dated 27thJune, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and awards of contracts inGovernment Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an award of contractfor £403,920 (four Hundred and Three Thousand, Nine Hundred and TwentyEuros) to Cobalt marine Limited for supply of 2 (Two) No. Mafi Stabdardroll Tractors at RoRo Port to the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) which wasbeyond your approved limit as contained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 25TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2 Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICUALRS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O Abidoye, Alhaji Abdulahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr. B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomon (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about 6th day of May, 2003, at Lagos, withinthe Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawful orderissued by constituted Authority to wit: the Federal Government of Nigeria,through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in circular no. F15775, dated 27th 14
  15. 15. June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and awards of contracts inGovernment Ministries and Parastatals, by approving and award of contractof £403,920 (Four Hundred and Three Thousand Nine Hundred and TwentyEuros) to Seabridge Overseas limited for supply of 2 (two) No MafiGoodeneck at Container Terminal Apapa to the Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), which was beyond your approved limit as contained in the saidcircular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 26TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O Abidoye, Alhaji Abdulahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr. B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about 11th day of December, 2002, at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawfulorder issued by constituted authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in circular No F15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and awards ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an awardof contract for £354, 495 (Three Hundred and Fifty Four Thousand, fourHundred and ninety five Euro) to Flohr & Company for supply andinstallation of 25m flood light poles with light fittings at Kirikiri Lighterterminal Phase II to the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), which was beyondyour approved limit as contained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 27TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary tosection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O Abidoye, Alhaji Abdulahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji Zanna 15
  16. 16. Maidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr. B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about 6th day of May, 2003, at Lagos withinthe Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawful orderissued by Constituted Authority to wit: the Federal Government of Nigeriathrough the Federal Ministry of Finance, in circular No F15775, dated 27thJune, 2001 on policy guidelines for procurement and awards of contracts inGovernment Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an award of contractfor £345,925 (Three Hundred and Forty Five Thousand, Nine hundred andTwenty Five Euros) to Dateks Limited for replacement and installation of 6Nos 11 KV High Tension panels with accessories at substation “C” Tin CanIsland port Lagos to the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), which was beyondyour approved limit as contained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 28TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos Sate ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O Abidoye, Alhaji Abdulahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr. B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about 6th day of May, 2003, at Lagos, withinthe Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawful orderissued by Constituted Authority to wit: the Federal Government of Nigeriathrough the Federal Ministry of Finance, in circular no, F15775 dated 27thJune, 2001, on Policy guidelines for procurement and awards of contracts inGovernment Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an award of contractfor £236,250 (Two hundred and Thirty six Thousand two hundred and fiftyeuros) to Docklard maritime limited for supply and commissioning of 3phase 70 KVA cable fault test van with distance measurement tech & hightension instrument at Lagos Port Complex to the Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), which was beyond your approved limit as contained in the saidcircular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 29TH COUNT 16
  17. 17. Disobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code cap 32 Vol.2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, Omokhomion (now atlarge), and Mr. R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about 6th day of may, 2003 atLagos, within the Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyedlawful order issued by constituted authority to wit: the Federal Governmentof Nigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No. F15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and awards ofcontract in Government Ministries and parastatals, by approving on award ofcontracts for €354,495 (Three hundred and fifty four thousand, four hundredand ninety five Euros) to Flohr and Company Limited for supply andinstallation and commissioning of 25m floor light poles with fittings atKirikiri Lighter Terminal Phase 1 to the Nigeria ports Authority (NPA),which was beyond your approved limit as contained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 30TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol.2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at Large) Engr. B. G.Yakassai (now at large) Emmanuel Omokhomin (now at large), and Mr. R.S.Anah (now at large) on or about 6th day of May, 2003, at Lagos, within theIkeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawful order issuedby Constituted Authority to wit: the Federal Government of Nigeria, throughthe Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No. F15775, dated 27 th June,2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and awards of contracts inGovernment Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an award of contractfor €354,495 (Three hundred and fifty four thousand, four hundred andninety five Euros) to Lawrence Int‟l Limited for impresses current cathode 17
  18. 18. protection, the steel pile wall of berth 8, TCIP to the Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), which was beyond your approved limit as contained in the saidcircular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 31ST COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 VOL.2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr. B. G.Yakassai (now at large), on or about 18th day October, 2002 at Lagos, withinthe Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawful orderissued by constituted authority to wit: the Federal Government of Nigeria,through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No. F15775, dated 27 thJune, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and awards of contracts inGovernment Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an award of contractfor $259,130 (Two hundred and fifty nine thousand, one hundred and thirtyDollars) to Deckcrown and Haskoning Topographic Survey of Moleses forHydographic to the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPN), which was forHydographic to the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), which was beyond yourapproved limit as contained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 32nd COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol.2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigerian Ports authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr. Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large) on or about 18th day of October, 2002.at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial Division with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawfulorder issued by constituted authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in circular No F15775, 18
  19. 19. dated 27th June, 2001 on policy guidelines for procurement and awards ofcontracts in Government Ministres and Parastatals, by approving an awardof contract for £204,395 (Two Hundred and four Thousand, Three Hundredand Ninety Five Pounds) to Flohr & Company for supply and installation of11KV control synchronizing panel with protection circuit, load outputmetering, preparedtor parallel operation with existing generating set atApapa to the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), which was beyond yourapproved limit as contained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFECNE – 33RD COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos Sate ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullabi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th day of October, 2002, at lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawfulorder issued by constituted authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in circular No F15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and awards ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an awardof contract for £253,500 (Two hundred and fifty three Thousand, fiveHundred pounds) to L.N. Engineering limited to complete replacement ofobsolete High Tension Panel with breaker at s/s Tin Can, Apapa to theNigeria Ports Authority (NPA), which was beyond your approved limit ascontained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 34TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji Zanna 19
  20. 20. Maidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.g.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th of October, 2002, at Lagos, withinthe Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawful orderissued by Constituted Authority to wit: the Federal Government of Nigeria,through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No F15775, dated 27 thJune, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and award of contracts inGovernment Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an award of contractfor £253,500 (Two Hundred and fifty three thousand, five hundred pounds)to Complete Engineering Services Limited to complete replacement ofobsolete high tension panels at Sub-station “E” Tin Can Island, Lagos to theNigeria Ports Authority (NPA), which was beyond your approved limit ascontained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 35TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullabi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th day of October, 2002, at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawfulorder issued by Constituted Authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No F15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and award ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an awardof contract for £185,775 (One Hundred and Eighty Five Thousand, sevenHundred and seventy Five Pounds) to Danjuma Kibo & Co. nig. Limited tocomplete replacement of obsolete H.T. panels with breakers at powerhouse/main s/s TCIP to the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), which wasbeyond your approved limit as contained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 36TH COUNT 20
  21. 21. Disobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullabi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th day of October, 2002, at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobyeyed lawfulorder issued by Constituted Authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No F15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and award ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an awardof contract for £180,000 (One Hundred and Eighty thousand Pounds) toMartinek International Investment Nigeria Limited for supply of MultibeamEchosounders six Nos for Hydrographic to the Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA) which was beyond your approved limit as contained in the saidcircular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 37TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted Authority contrary tosection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th day of October, 2002, at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawfulorder issued by constituted authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No F15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and award ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an awardof contract for £211,500 (Two Hundred and Eleven Thousand Five Hundred 21
  22. 22. Pounds) to Melsmore Limited for supply of Multi –purpose HydraulicPower pack anti Pollution Equipment Onne Port to the Nigeria PortsAuthority (NPA), which was beyond your approved limit as contained in thesaid circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 38TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICUALRS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th day of October, 2002, at lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial division, with intent to defraud, disobyeyed lawfulorder issued by constituted authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No F15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and award ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an awardof contract for £252, 375 (Two Hundred and Fifty Two Thousand, ThreeHundred and seventy Five pounds) to Carverton Marine Limited for supplyof main engine with gearbox to PC Umuahia at Port-Harcourt to the NigeriaPort Authority (NPA), which was beyond your approved limit as containedin the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 39TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th day of October, 2002, at lagos, 22
  23. 23. within the Ikeja Judicial division, with intent to defraud, disobyeyed lawfulorder issued by constituted authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No F15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and award ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an awardof contract for £284,501 (Two Hundred and eighty Four Thousand, fivehundred and One Pounds) to Carverton Marine Limited for supply of mainpilot cutter Kiri at Warri Port to the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), whichwas beyond your approved limit as contained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 40TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th day of October, 2002, at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawfulorder issued by Constituted Authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No F15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and award ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an awardof contract for £202, 500 (Two Hundred and Two Thousand, five HundredPounds) to Deckcrown Limited for supply of anti Pollution Equipment forOnne Port to the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), which was beyond yourapproved limit as contained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 41ST COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority 23
  24. 24. (NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th day of October, 2002, at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawfulorder issued by Constituted Authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No F15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and award ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an awardof contract for £144,000 (One Hundred and forty four Thousand pounds) toNautica Seatrade Limited for supply of anti Pollution Equipment for OnnePort to the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), which was beyond your approvedlimit as contained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 42ND COUNT.Disobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullabi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th day of October, 2002, at lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawfulorder issued by constituted authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No F15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and award ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an awardof contract for £251,600 (Two Hundred and Fifty One thousand, SixHundred Pounds) to Niboreg General Procurement for supply of 200 units ofduraline hose and 8 smoke extractors at Apapa port to the Nigeria PortsAuthority (NPA), which was beyond your approved limit as contained in thesaid circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 43RD COUNT 24
  25. 25. Disobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th day of October, 2002, at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawfulorder issued by Constituted Authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No F15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and award ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an awardof contract for £377,250 (Three Hundred and Seventy Seven Thousand, TwoHundred and Fifty pounds) to Lawrence International company for 150Nos. foam company for Eastern Operations to the Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), which was beyond your approved limit as contained in the saidcircular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 44TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary tosection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria ports authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th day of October, 2002, at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawfulorder issued by Constituted Authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No F15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and award ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an awardof contract for £264,765 (Two Hundred and Sixty four Thousand, Seven 25
  26. 26. Hundred and sixty Five Pounds) to Alba Nigeria enterprises for 10 units ofFRP Aerodynamic Apapa Port, Lagos (Mobile Inland Inductor) to theNigeria Ports Authority (NPA), which was beyond your approved limit ascontained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 45TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th day of October, 2002, at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawfulorder issued by Constituted Authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No F15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and award ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an awardof contract for £2,480,000 (Two million, Four Hundred and EightyThousand pounds) to Rynwal Shipyard for supply of Fast Boom layer Boatsto the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), which was beyond your approvedlimit as contained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 46TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th day of October, 2002, at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawful 26
  27. 27. order issued by Constituted Authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No F15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and award ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an awardof contract for £228,880 (Two hundred and Twenty eight Thousand, eightHundred and eighty Pounds) to Jowiz Nigeria Limited for supply of FastBoom Layer Boats to the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), which was beyondyour approved limit as contained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 47TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th day of October, 2002, at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawfulorder issued by constituted authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No F15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and award ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an awardof contract for £290, 216 (Two Hundred and Ninety Thousand, TwoHundred and Sixteen Pounds) to Jowiz Nigeria limited for supply of 1645KVA 11K, 3 (Phase) 50 Hz Generator set, water-cooled Cummins to theNigeria Ports authority (NPA), which as beyond your approved limit ascontained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 48TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port authority 27
  28. 28. (NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th day of October, 2002, at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawfulorder issued by constituted authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No F15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and award ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving an awardof contract for £244,400 (Two Hundred and forty four Thousand, FourHundred Pounds) to Marine and operations for two (2) numbers watertankers for fire services H/Q and Container Terminal to the Nigeria PortsAuthority (NPA), which was beyond your approved limit as contained in thesaid circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 49TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th day of October, 2002, at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawfulorder issued by constituted authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No F15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and award ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving 60% asmobilization fee on award of contract for £211, 500 (Two Hundred andEleven Thousand five Hundred Pounds) to Melsmore limited for the supplyof anti pollution equipment for Lagos and Warri Port to the Nigeria PortsAuthority (NPA), which was beyond your approved limit as contained in thesaid circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 50TH COUNT 28
  29. 29. Disobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullabi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th day of October, 2002, at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawfulorder issued by constituted authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No F15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and award ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving 60% asmobilization fee on award of contract for £157,925 (One Hundred and fiftyseven thousand, nine hundred and Twenty Five Pounds) to G.H.P. Int‟lLimited for the supply of Electro-Hydraulic plate, bending rolling machineto the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), which was beyond your approvedlimit as contained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 51st COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th day of October, 2002, at Lagos,within the Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawfulorder issued by Constituted Authority to wit: the Federal Government ofNigeria, through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No F15775,dated 27th June, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and award ofcontracts in Government Ministries and Parastatals, by approving 100% asmobilization fee on award of contract for £182,736 (One Hundred and 29
  30. 30. eighty Two Thousand, seven hundred and Thirty six Pounds) to MatitechInt‟l Limited for the supply of 4 Nos fairway Bouys for the Port of Lagos,Port Harcourt, Warri and Calabar to the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),which was beyond your approved limit as contained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 52nd COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary tosection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 5th day of June, 2003, at Lagos, withinthe Ikeja Judicial Division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawful orderissued by Constituted Authority to wit: the Federal Government of Nigeria,through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No F15775, dated 27 thJune, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and award of contracts inGovernment Ministries and Parastatals, by approving 100% as mobilizationfee on award of contract for £228,880 (Two hundred and Twenty eightThousand, eight hundred and eighty Pounds) to Jowiz Nigeria Limited forthe supply of 1645 KVA, 11KV 3-Phase, 50Hz connecting set, watercouples with brustless standard alternator to the Nigeria Ports authority(NPA), which was beyond your approved limit as contained in the saidcircular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 53RD COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary tosection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullabi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr. 30
  31. 31. R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 5th day of June, 2003, at Lagos, withinthe Ikeja Judicial division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawful orderissued by Constituted Authority to wit: the Federal Government of Nigeria,through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No F15775, dated 27 thJune, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and award of contracts inGovernment Ministries and Parastatals, by approving 95% as mobilizationfee on award of contract for €403,920 (Four hundred and Three Thousand,nine hundred and Twenty Euros) to Seabridge Overseas limited for thesupply of mofitractors for use in container terminal to the Nigeria Portsauthority (NPA), which was beyond your approved limit as contained in thesaid circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 54TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary tosection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 5th day of June, 2003, at Lagos, withinthe Ikeja Judicial division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawful orderissued by constituted authority to wit: the Federal Government of Nigeria,through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No F15775, dated 27 thJune, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and award of contracts inGovernment Ministries and Parastatals, by approving 75% as mobilizationfee on award of contract for €345,925 (Three hundred and forty fiveThousand, nine Hundred and Twenty five Euros) to Dateks limited for thesupply of replacement and installation of 6 No. 11KV high tension panelwith accessories at sub-station C, Tin Can island to the Nigeria PortsAuthority (NPA), which was beyond your approved limit as contained in thesaid circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 55TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994. 31
  32. 32. PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 5th day of June, 2003, at Lagos, withinthe Ikeja Judicial division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawful orderissued by Constituted Authority to wit: the Federal Government of Nigeria,through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No F15775, dated 27 thJune, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and award of contracts inGovernment Ministries and Parastatals, by approving 75% as mobilizationfee on award of contract for €236,250 (Two hundred and thirty six thousand,two Hundred and fifty euros) to Dockland Martime Limited for the supply of3 phase 70 KVA cable fault test van with distance measurement tech HTinstrument for use at Lagos port to the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), whichwas beyond your approved limit as contained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 56TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullabi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 5th day of June, 2003, at Lagos, withinthe Ikeja Judicial division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawful orderissued by Constituted Authority to wit: the Federal Government of Nigeria,through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No F15775, dated 27 thJune, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and award of contracts inGovernment Ministries and Parastatals, by approving 75% as mobilizationfee on award of contract for €236,250 (Two hundred and Thirty SixThousand, two Hundred and Fifty Euros) to Lawrence Int‟l Co. for thesupply of 3 phase 70 KVA cable fault test van with distance measurementtech HT instrument for use at port Harcourt to the Nigerian Ports authority 32
  33. 33. (NPA), which was beyond your approved limit as contained in the saidcircular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 57TH COUNTDisobedience to lawful order issued by constituted authority contrary toSection 203 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol. 2, Laws of Lagos State ofNigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 5th day of June, 2003, at Lagos, withinthe Ikeja Judicial division, with intent to defraud, disobeyed lawful orderissued by constituted authority to wit: the Federal Government of Nigeria,through the Federal Ministry of Finance, in Circular No F15775, dated 27 thJune, 2001, on policy guidelines for procurement and award of contracts inGovernment Ministries and Parastatals, by approving 75% as mobilizationfee on award of contract for €175,900 (One Hundred and Seventy fiveThousand, Nine hundred Euros) to project Wheel engineering for thereplacement and installation of 3 No.11 KV High tension (existingtransformer and spare panel with accessories fir use at sub-station B Tin-CanIsland, Lagos) to the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), which was beyond yourapproved limit as contained in the said circular.STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 58TH COUNTAbuse of office contrary to Section 104 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol.2,Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 8th day of August, 2002 at Lagos,within the Ikeja judicial division, while being employed in the public serviceof the Federation of Nigeria as Board Members of Nigerian ports authority 33
  34. 34. (NPA), with intent to defraud, abuse the authority of your office regardingaward of contracts, by splitting one contract in the sum of N27, 075,000.00(Twenty Seven million, Seventy five thousand naira) into two separatecontracts, which sum was beyond your approved limits, and subsequentlyawarded the split contracts to Dockyard Maritime limited for the supply ofthree (3) numbers of Cylinder rubber Fenders size 1000/500 x 500mm toNigerian port Authority (NPA), an act which was arbitrary and prejudicial tothe right of the Federal Minister of Transportation, being the appropriateauthority to award contracts in excess of N20 million (Twenty MillionNaira).STATEMENT OF OFFENCE – 59TH COUNTAbuse of office contrary to Section 104 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol.2,Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th day of October, 2002 at Lagoswithin Ikeja judicial division, while being employed in the public service ofthe Federation of Nigeria as board members of Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), with intent to defraud, abuse the authority of your office regardingaward of contracts, by splitting one contract in the sum of $536,876.75 USD(Five Hudnred and Thirty-six Thousand, Eight Hundred and Seventy-fiveUnited state of America Dollars Seventy five Cents) into two separatecontracts, which sum was beyond your approved limits and subsequentlyawarded the split contracts to Mog Holdings Limited for the supply ofmarine engine with 1 (one) gearbox, GM 12V 71 series for its “Bonny” inApapa Dockyard to Nigeria Port Authority (NPA), an act which wasarbitrary and prejudicial to the right of the Federal minister ofTransportation, being the appropriate authority to award contracts in excessof N20 million (Twenty Million Naira).STATEMENT OF OFFENCE 60TH COUNTAbuse of office contrary to Section 104 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol.2,Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 1994. 34
  35. 35. PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th day of October, 2002 at Lagoswithin Ikeja Judicial Division, while being employed in the public service ofthe Federation of Nigeria as board members of Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), with intent to defraud, abuse the authority of your office regardingaward of contracts, by splitting one contract in the sum of $797,850.00usd(Seven hundred and ninety-seven Thousand, eight hundred and fifty UnitedStates of America Dollars) into three separate contracts, which sum wasbeyond your approved limits, and subsequently awarded the split contractsto Belad Ventures Limited, Princadaz Nigeria limited and T. Baas CreationLimited for the supply of one (1) number Terex Telescopic Mobile Crane(30 tons) for Warri Port Dockyard to Nigeria Port Authority (NPA), an actwhich was arbitrary and prejudicial to the right of the Federal ExecutiveCouncil, being the appropriate authority to award contracts in excess of N50million (Fifty million naira).STATEMENT OF OFFENCE 61ST COUNTAbuse of office contrary to Section 104 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol.2,Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th day of October, 2002 at Lagoswithin Ikeja Judicial Division, while being employed in the public service ofthe Federation of Nigeria as board members of Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), with intent to defraud, abuse the authority of your office regardingaward of contracts, by splitting one contract in the sum of $441,664.00 USD(Four Hundred and Forty-one Thousand, Six Hundred and Sixty-FourUnited states of America dollars) into two separate contracts which sum wasbeyond your approved limits and subsequently awarded the split contracts toLawrence International Company and Niboreg General Procurement for the 35
  36. 36. supply of Cathodic Protection of steel Sheet Pipewell of Berth 8 Tin- Canisland port Lagos to Nigeria Ports authority (NPA), and act which wasarbitrary and prejudicial to the right of the Federal Executive council, beingthe appropriate authority to award contracts in excess of N50 million (FiftyMillion Naira).STATEMENT OF OFFENCE 62ND COUNTAbuse of office contrary to Section 104 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol.2,Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 6th day of June, 2003 at Lagos withinIkeja Judicial Division, while being employed in the public service of theFederation of Nigeria as board members of Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),with intent to defraud, abuse the authority of your office regarding award ofcontracts, by splitting one contract in the sum of €807,840.00 (EightHundred and Seven Thousand, eight Hundred and Forty Euros) into twoseparate contracts, which sum was beyond your approved limits, andsubsequently awarded the split contracts to Cobalt Marine limited andSeabridge Overseas Limited for the Supply of two (2) numbers MafiStabdard roll Tractors at Roro Port to Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) an atwhich was arbitrary and prejudicial to the right of the Federal ExecutiveCouncil being the appropriate authority to award contracts in excess ofN50million (Fifty Million Naira).STATEMENT OF OFFENCE 63RD COUNTAbuse of office contrary to section 104 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol.2,Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullabi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr. 36
  37. 37. R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 16th day of October, 2002 at Lagoswithin Ikeja Judicial Division, while being employed in the public service ofthe Federation of Nigeria as board members of Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), with intent to defraud, abuse the authority of your office regardingaward of contracts, by splitting one contract in the sum of €708,990.00(Seven Hundred and Eight Thousand, Nine Hundred and Ninety euros) intotwo separate contracts, which sum was beyond your approved limits andsubsequently awarded the split contracts to Flohr and Company Limited forthe supply, installation and commissioning of 25m floor light poles withfitting at Kirikiri Lighter Terminal Phase 1 to Nigeria Port Authority (NPA),an act which was arbitrary and prejudicial to the right of the FederalExecutive council, being the appropriate authority to award contracts inexcess of N50 million (Fifty million Naira).STATEMENT OF OFFENCE 64TH COUNTAbuse of office contrary to Section 104 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol.2,Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 16th day of October, 2002 at Lagoswithin Ikeja judicial division, while being employed in the public service ofthe Federation of Nigeria as board members of Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), with intent to defraud, abuse the authority of your office regardingaward of contracts, by splitting one contract in the sum of €697,725.00 (SixHundred and Ninety-seven Thousand, seven Hundred and Twenty fiveEuros) into three separate contracts, which sum was beyond your approvedlimits, and subsequently awarded the split contracts to Project Wheelengineering and Dateks limited for the replacement & installation of 3 Nos.KV High Tension (incomer, outgoing Transformer) panels with accessoriesat Substation “B” Tin-Can Island Port Lagos to Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), an act which was arbitrary and prejudicial to the right of the FederalExecutive Council, being the appropriate authority to award contracts inexcess of N50 million (Fifty Million Naira).STATEMENT OF OFFENCE 65TH COUNT 37
  38. 38. Abuse of office contrary to Section 104 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol.2,Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 6th June, 2003 at Lagos within Ikejajudicial division, while being employed in the public service of theFederation of Nigeria as board members of Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),with intent to defraud, abuse the authority of your office regarding award ofcontracts, by splitting one contract in the sum of €472,500.00 (Four Hundredand seventy Two Thousand, five Hundred Euros) into two separatecontracts, which sum was beyond your approved limits, and subsequentlyawarded the split contracts to Dockland Maritime limited and Lawrenceinternational Limited for the supply and commissioning of 3 phase 7p KVAcable fault Test Van with distance measurement tech & high tensioninstrument at Lagos Port Complex of Nigeria Port Authority (NPA), an actwhich was arbitrary and prejudicial to the right of the Federal Minister ofTransportation, being the appropriate authority to award contracts in excessof N20 million (Twenty million naira).STATEMENT OF OFFENCE 66TH COUNTAbuse of office contrary to section 104 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol.2,Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria ports authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th October, 2002 at Lagos withinIkeja judicial division, while being employed in the public service of theFederation of Nigeria as board members of Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),with intent to defraud, abuse the authority of your office regarding award ofcontracts, by splitting one contract in the sum of £934,581.00 (Nine Hundredand Thirty-four Thousand, five hundred and Eighty-one British Pound 38
  39. 39. Sterling) into four separate contracts, which sum was beyond your approvedlimits, and subsequently awarded the split contracts to Jowiz NigeriaLimited and Flohr and Company for the supply of 1645KVA 11K, 3 (phase)50Hz Generator set, water-cooled Cummins Industrial Diesel engineoperating at 1500 RPM coupled with a Brushless Stanford Alternator,continuous output at Continental Shipyard, Apapa Port Complex to NigerianPort Authority (NPA), an act which was arbitrary and prejudicial to the rightof the Federal Executive council, being the appropriate authority to awardcontracts in excess of N50 million (Fifty Million Naira).STATEMENT OF OFFENCE 67TH COUNTAbuse of office contrary to Section 104 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol.2,Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCEChief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Ports Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th October, 2002 at Lagos withinIkeja Judicial Division, while being employed in the public service of theFederation of Nigeria as board members of Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),with intent to defraud, abuse the authority of your office regarding award ofcontracts, by splitting one contract in the sum of £869,575.02 (EightHundred and Sixty-Nine Thousand, five Hundred and seventy-five Britishpound sterling tow pence) into four separate contracts, which sum as beyondyour approved limits, and subsequently awarded the split contracts to L.N.Engineering Limited, complete Engineering services limited and MartinekInternational Investment Nigeria limited for complete replacement ofobsolete High Tension Panels with Breakers at S/S Tin-Can, Apapa toNigerian port authority (NPA), and act which was arbitrary and prejudicialto the right of the Federal Executive Council, being the appropriate authorityto award contracts in excess of N50 million (Fifty Million Naira).STATEMENT OF OFFENCE 68TH COUNTAbuse of office contrary to Section 104 of the Criminal Code Cap 32 Vol.2,Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria, 1994.PARTICULARS OF OFFENCE 39
  40. 40. Chief Olabode George, former Chairman Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),Architect Aminu Dabo, former Managing Director Nigeria Port Authority(NPA), Captain O. Abidoye, Alhaji Abdullahi Aminu Tafida, Alhaji ZannaMaidaribe, Engr Sule Aliyu, Prince Victor Agu, (now at large), Engr B.G.Yakassai (now at large), Emmanuel Omokhomion (now at large), and Mr.R.S. Anah (now at large), on or about 18th October, 2002 at Lagos withinIkeja judicial division, while being employed in the public service of theFederation of Nigeria as board members of Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA),with intent to defraud, abuse the authority of your office regarding award ofcontracts, by splitting one contract in the sum of £346,500 (Three hundredand Forty Six Thousand, Five Hundred British Pound Sterling) into twoseparate contracts, which sum was beyond your approved limits, andnautical Seatrade limited for the supply of Anti Pollution Equipment forOnne port to Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), an act which was arbitraryand prejudicial to the right of the Federal Executive Council, being theappropriate authority to award contracts in excess of N50 million (FiftyMillion Naira).Trial started immediately thereafter in the course of which 10 witnessestestified for the prosecution while only one witness, the 1 st defendanttestified for the defence. Prosecution tendered 20 exhibits while the Defencetendered 9 exhibits.PW1 was Ayoola Elijah Ajala a Chief Superintendent of Police attached tothe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (hereinafter called EFCC)as investigator.His evidence in chief was that he was co-opted into the Committee set up bythe Federal Government to review the activities of the Nigerian PortsAuthority under the chairmanship of the then Executive Chairman of theEFCC, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu. For ease of reference the said Committee shallhereinafter in this judgment be referred to as “the Ridadu Committee”.He outlined the terms of reference of the said Committee and stated that itsubmitted its report to the Government which then forwarded it to the EFCCfor more detailed investigation but he however could not participate in thesaid investigation as he was transferred out of Lagos.He identified a certified true copy of the report of the said Committee and itwas admitted as exhibit P1. 40
  41. 41. Under cross-examination from the lead counsel for the 1st defendant MrAyanlaja (SAN), he testified that he was not a signatory to exhibit P1 andthat the defendants were invited by the said Committee.Since he took no part in the subsequent investigation he could not testifyabout it but identified minutes of the 11th Board meeting of the NPA and itwas admitted as exhibit D1.Shown portions of the said exhibit D1 relating to contracts alleged in thecharge to have been inflated he stated that no inflation was apparent on theface thereof and would rather leave detailed testimony to the investigators.He stated that the work of the Ribadu Committee extended beyond the boardto the entire NPA and that the 1st defendant appeared before the saidcommittee but he was not part of those who interacted with him personally.He stated further that to effectively discharge its functions the committee co-opted professionals from various governmental institutions including theEFCC and he headed the EFCC group.He was confronted with a certified true copy of the minutes of the 9th boardof directors meeting of the NPA and another certified true copy of theminutes of the 11th board of directors meeting of the NPA and they wereadmitted as exhibits D2 and D3 respectively. From the two exhibits nocontract was seen to have originated from the NPA board, no inflation ofcontracts was apparent; he could not identify any split contract and not beingan expert on pricing he could not testify on it.He listed the contract approval levels identified by him in NPA andindicated the difference between the board and management levels.Under further cross-examination from the learned lead counsel for the 2nddefendant, Mr Adesina (SAN) he stated that was not aware of anygovernment white paper on exhibit P1 and was equally not aware it wasrejected.To his knowledge no contractor involved in the Counts being tried wasinterviewed by the Ribadu Committee, and he also knew that the NPA boardused a 1999 guideline for the contracts awarded in the period under reviewbut he was not aware of how the 2001 financial guideline wascommunicated to the NPA. 41
  42. 42. He stated that he was aware of a price survey unit in the NPA but would notknow how it worked. He however insisted that the board of the NPA had aduty to verify every contract before approving it.Shown exhibits D1 and D2 once again, he observed that the apparentcontents thereof cannot be conclusive as indicated from later investigationand that a representative of the supervising Ministry of Transportparticipated in the board meetings.Cross-examined further by Mr Ojo the lead counsel for the 3rd Defendant, hestated that although he was not aware that exhibit P1 was adopted by theFederal Government it was referred to the EFCC for further investigation.He further stated that the defendants sitting as board members of the NPAhad responsibility to approve or reject contracts.Under cross-examination from Mr Sanni for the 4th defendant he stated thatthe 4th defendant was invited by the Ribadu Committee, that to hisknowledge none of the defendants benefited from the awarded contracts andthat none of the benefiting companies belonged to them.Mr Ukoh the learned counsel for the 5th defendant adopted previous cross-examinations of other defence counsel while the lead counsel for the 6 thdefendant Mr Farounbi cross-examined him further and he stated that henever met the 6th defendant before coming to Court to testify and was notaware of his invitation by the Ribadu Committee.He was shown exhibit D2 but could not explain why other named boardmembers were not charged along with the defendants.He reiterated that no contract originated from the board or 6 th defendant inparticular and that although the contracts were expected to have been vettedby professionals the board still had responsibility to reject or approve anycontract placed before it.He was re-examined by Mr Hassan the then lead prosecutor and he clarifiedthe circulars on board approval levels. He insisted that the board was notbound to approve all contracts recommended to it by the management. 42

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