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How ex-SMEDAN DG gave four Benue legislators N50m –ICPC

How ex-SMEDAN DG gave four Benue legislators N50m –ICPC

5/17/2019

How ex-SMEDAN DG gave four Benue legislators N50m –ICPC

Investigative officer with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, Mr. Taiwo Olorunyomi, on Friday told an FCT High Court, Apo, that Bature Masari, a former Directo...

Investigative officer with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, Mr. Taiwo Olorunyomi, on Friday told an FCT High Court, Apo, that Bature Masari, a former Director General of Small and Medium Enterprise Development Agency, gave N50m to some members of the House of Representatives.

The witness informed the court that, based on a petition written by one Jubril Usman against Masari, the ICPC began investigating the award of contracts made by Masari.

Olorunyomi informed that one of such payments was N50m deposited into the defendant’s Diamond Bank account by one Hamshaki Ventures.

He alleged that N9m each was given to Heman Hembe, Benjamin Aboho, Orker Jev and Emmanuel Memga for contractors to execute their constituency projects.

“These honorable members of the National Assembly representing Benue State had constituency projects and these contractors carried the projects out,” he said.

The witness also said that Masari promised to produce the receipts of the payments, but failed to do so.

Justice Olukayode Adeniyi adjourned the case until June 25 for further hearing.

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