EFCC Traces 50 Bank Accounts, Multiple Passports To Ex-NSITF Boss, Olejeme
The discovery was as a result of investigation of petition against Olejeme who was also former deputy chairman, finance committee of the Goodluck Jonathan campaign organisation in 2015.
Trouble started for Olojeme when, Arthur Eze, the MD/CEO of Oranto Petroleum wrote a petition to the EFCC alleging that Olejeme, sometimes in 2014, sought for his assistance to give her $2.8million to prosecute her governorship ambition in Delta State.
The money, according to the petitioner was given to her between April 2, 2014 and March 25, 2015 with promise to repay back with in short time.
Based on the petition, the commission commenced investigation, which prompted searching of Olojeme residence in Abuja, where a Ghanaian International passport with serial number H2619481, Ghanaian drivers’ licence number IDP0008462 bearing Olojeme’s picture but under a name, Amartey Doris and a Nigerian Diplomatic passport with serial number: F50000049 in the name of Olejeme Juliet Ngozi were discovered.
Also discovered was One ECOWAS travel certificate with official number: 232/270052 in the name of Osakwe Justina Otito but with the picture of Mrs Ngozi Olejeme.
Olejeme is also being tried through another petition dated October 8, 2015 by one Daba Momoh, alleging her of diverting and embezzling N69 billion while serving as the NSITF Boss.
EFCC Investigations on the petition, has also uncovered several funds, which were diverted from NSITF account to several individual and corporate accounts during the time Olejeme held sway as NSITF boss.
“She and others also diverted huge cash allocated for allowances of its staff and compensation to contributors. Detectives actually traced some of the NSITF funds in the personal accounts of Olojeme and the former MD, Umar Abubakar.
“For instance, Abubakar and others converted N18billion, being contribution from the Federal Government as take-off grants and Employees Compensation Scheme (ECS) for MDAs.
“The said sum was diverted into personal accounts by an e-payment mandate jointly signed by Umar Munir Abubakar and Henry Ekhasomi Sambo.
“It was discovered that the NSITF accounts in First Bank and other banks have witnessed a total turnover of over N62,358,401,927 between 2012 and 2015 from the Employee Compensation Scheme contributions.
“That out of the N62b, the Federal Government contributed N13,600,000,000 while N48,758,401,927.80 was contributed by the private sector. That there were several payments to individuals and companies from the NSITF bank accounts for purported contracts or consultancy services.
“That some individuals and companies that received these payments, in turn, transferred part of the monies directly to the NSITF officials while others transferred huge sums to bureaux de change operators who changed them to dollars”