Personnel drags NDDC to court over alleged planned diversion of N200bn
A community, the Niger Delta advocacy community, Alliance for Disclose and Constructing, has slammed a lawsuit against the Niger Delta Constructing Price (NDDC) over what it claimed change into an alleged understanding to divert N200 billion thru price of an alleged rip-off on distilling contracts in Rivers Articulate.
The community within the swimsuit collectively filed by Comrade Kegan Weli and Comrade Ameh Tobin at the Rivers Articulate Excessive Court and tagged No. PHC /CS/2023 is amongst others, searching for a declaration that the route of of initiating, awarding and supervision of the so-known as distilling contracts by the board is a public rip-off.
The claimants argued that the contracts were hideous acts supposed to disclaim the of us of Rivers Articulate in relate and the Niger Delta on the total of extensive funds supposed for the advance of the do.
The claimants also alleged misuse of funds by the board touching on the welfare and wellbeing of the of us of the Niger Delta and that the proposed payments on counterfeit or phony initiatives/contracts change into the height of corruption.
The community claimed that the contemporary NDDC Board had ready vouchers and change into ready to make payments for desilting that runs to over N200 Billion.
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It thus, prayed the court to uphold the sooner judgment which ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Price (EFCC) “to straight away remit, return and/or yarn for all of the monies peaceable or bought on behalf of the NDDC from all of the indispensable oil and gas corporations operating within the Niger Delta home at some level of the splendid six (6) months and to return same forthwith into the yarn of the Niger Delta Constructing Price.
“This community had in an action in 2022 against the EFCC in swimsuit no. PHC/2048/CS/2022 asked for several reliefs against the Economic and Financial Crimes Price (EFCC) whereby it alleged that the EFCC change into interfering with and diverting the statutory contributions of Oil Multinationals supposed for the Constructing of the Niger Delta do.
“In a judgment dated 2nd November, 2022, Hon. Justice L. Ngbor-Abina of the Port Harcourt Excessive Court entered judgment against EFCC and for the protection of the funds of the Defendant supposed for the advance of the Niger Delta pursuant to Fragment 14(2) of the NDDC Act.
“The Court in its judgment Declared that the act of directing all of the multi-national oil and gas corporations to pay the statutory levy or levies or sums attributable to the Niger Delta Constructing Price to the Defendant with none reliable Court Account for with a look to starving the Niger Delta Constructing Price of funds with which to make its mandatory responsibilities within the Niger Delta Home is barbaric, inhuman, unjustifiable, null and void ab initio.”
The claimants sought to rely on the talked about judgment at the listening to of this swimsuit.
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