N1. 5trn allegations: NIMASA DG writes EFCC to wade in

Director General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh has requested the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) investigate spurious allegations of a purported trace of the sum of N1.5 trillion and over $9 million dollars to accounts belonging to him in Fidelity and Access banks respectively.

The allegations, which has been trending on the social media for close to a week emanated from a series of tweets of a United States based Nigerian blogger named Jackson Ude alleging that humongous sums were traced to Jamoh personal account by unnamed United Kingdom investigators.

The report also accused the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele of connivance in the transfer of monies belonging to NIMASA into Bashir Jamoh private accounts instead of Treasury Single Account TSA.

In a letter he personally signed and addressed to the EFCC chairman, the NIMASA Director General noted it has damaging effects on both his personal integrity, the federal government and the country at large.

The contents of the letter as seen by our correspondent and confirmed by the spokesperson of NIMASA, Mr Phillips Kyanet, the NIMASA helmsman urged the anti graft agency to get to the root of the matter with a view to unravel the truth and accuracy of the allegations.