A bureau de change operator, Sulaiman Oseni, narrated to a Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday how he assisted an official of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dismass Adoon, to change N111m to American dollars.
Oseni told Justice Mojisola Olatoregun-Ishola that Adoon paid the money in three tranches of N12m and N49.5m on two occasions into the bank account of his (Oseni’s) boss, Koloni Mohammed.
The bureau de change operator said this while testifying against Adoon who is facing trial for an alleged fraud of N331m.
Adoon is being tried for the alleged offence by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Standing trial with him are an ex-Executive Director of Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services at NIMASA, Callistus Obi; and two companies – Grand Pct Limited and Global Sea Investment Limited.
oon after Global Seal Investment Limited account was credited with N15m by NIMASA, the money was subsequently transferred to different beneficiaries.
In his own testimony, Ewerem told the court that Global Seal Investment Limited and one Knight Sheriff Limited received the sum of N15m each from the account of NIMASA’s Committee on Intelligence Gathering.
He said the N15m was subsequently transferred into the account of one Grand Pack Limited.
The matter was adjourned till Tuesday (today) for continuation of trial.