An unnamed artisan has implicated a retired Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Power, Godknows Igali after he spotted different luxury vehicles parked at the Abuja residence of the public servant which made him alerted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to look into his affairs.
It was reported that the artisan had gone to the house to carry put some utility repairs only to be marvelled at the sight of parked cars in the compound.
Punch gathered that during investigation by the EFCC, it was gathered that Igali spent a total of N1.5bn for the vehicles that was used by the Goodluck/Sambo CAmpaign Organisation in 2015 General Election.
It was also gathered that payment for the vehicles was never traced to the then Permanent Secretary, however investigations revealed that Dilly Motors, the dealer that delivered the vehicles got suspicious amount from Baseworth Insurance Brokers Limited, an insurance company that is under investogation by the anti-graft agency.
An EFCC source said, “It was initially difficult to determine the source of the funds with which the vehicles were purchased as it did not come directly from Igali’s account but a breakthrough came as the commission stumbled on evidence of a curious payment To Dilly Motors from the account of Baseworth Insurance Brokers Limited, a company that was under investigation in another case of alleged diversion of N27bn insurance premium of deceased staff of the PHCN.
“In one of the transfers, N300m was paid to Dilly Motors from the account of Baseworth Insurance Brokers. Operatives of the commission were curious to determine the service which Dilly Motors rendered to Baseworth Insurance Brokers to warrant payment. Dilly Motors on interrogation allegedly admitted that the N300m was part of the N1.5bn paid by Igali for the purchase of vehicles for the Goodluck/Sambo Campaign organisation to prosecute the 2015 general election.”
Igali is currently on administrative bail after he was arrested and will appear in court soon