A witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Michael Wetkas, has narrated how a former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, his two sons and four others allegedly used their companies to receive several payments suspected to be kickbacks from contractors.
Wetkas concluded his examination-in-chief in the ongoing case of diversion of public funds meant for projects in Jigawa State involving the ex-governor, his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, and four others, Aminu Abubakar and Bartholomew Agoha, as well as their companies, Bamaina Holdings Limited and Speeds International Limited.
The defendants are facing amended 43 counts before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, for allegedly defrauding Jigawa State of N1.35bn.
At the resumed hearing on Thursday, Wetkas, with the aid of a chart, showed the court how Lamido allegedly received payments into his personal accounts from Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company, Interior Woodworks Limited and A.G Ferrero & Co Limited, who were contractors in the state via Bamaina Holdings Limited and Speeds International Limited accounts, which had him and the third defendant, Mustapha, as sole signatories. (Punch)