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ICPC Accused Of Witch Hunt Over Trial Of NBC DG (See Why?)


The progressing preliminary of the DG National Broadcasting Commission, Mallam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu and 2 others is one of the current legal cases making the waves in Nigeria.

Everything began in 2018 when the ICPC said it revealed a few inconsistencies in the honor of agreements to a privately owned business by Mallam Modibbo Kawu drove NBC. Since the principal notice of the case in October, it has since risen into an undeniable preliminary or all the more precisely a media preliminary since as of not long ago, the examiner has not substantiated its cases in spite of the overwhelming media free for all the commission summoned towards the preliminary.



As an impassioned devotee of the case and communicate fan, I have since created enthusiasm for the case in an offer to see through it simply like most Nigerians who needs a conclusion to the degenerate practices that has carried the nation to where it is right now.

Today, I took my interest to the following dimension and chose to be a visitor at the equity Folasade Giwa’s court 8 at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

I came in with bunches of inquiries and interest was of highest intrigue. The corridor was stuffed till limit. Many even stood just to pursue the now memorable preliminary.

The arraignment got 2 out of the arranged 4 witnesses. One was a Bureau De Change administrator recognized as Salisu Suleiman Daura who said he changed the whole of 97 million to dollars for one of the charged who is an official at Pinnacles Communications Limited. He further recognized that he additionally changed the aggregate of 70 million Naira to its dollar identical on June 23rd 2017, that month the discussed total of 2.5billion Naira was paid by the NBC to the organization. He at long last recognized that the wholes of 97m and 70m were moved to his record by Mr Lucky Omoluwa.

Next came in to the observer box was the chief observer for the situation. The ICPC lead examiner Mr Osanoto Olugbemi Abraham. He recognized knowing the second and third litigant Mr Dipo Onifade and Mr Lucky Omoluwa. He said he was granted the case by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) after the suspicious exchange of 2.5 billion naira was found. He further said the commission swung without hesitation and revealed that one of the two organizations which got the agreement is an exclusive organization. A choice which negated the law.

He further said the fundamental bone of conflict is the honor of agreement by the NBC to a privately owned business and maybe the utilization of the cash which the commission followed to different spots.

The resistance while interrogating the observer solicited concerning his insight from the white paper which was authorized to drive the computerized switchover venture, this he replied in the positive. The indictment further inquired as to whether the observer who is the central specialist examined the white paper which he additionally avowed. The resistance legal advisor at that point pointed the consideration of the court to segment 11.2c which expressed that “The NBCs should set up an empowering situation for the permitting and accomplishing the DSO venture.” This by temperance of elucidation in fact allows the NBC to grant the agreement to a privately owned business on the off chance that they can convey persistently.

The guard likewise featured that the relationship of Pinnacle correspondence and NBC originates before the period of Modibbo Kawu. Before his arrangement, the organization and NBC had been involved in a fight in court over installments for the administrations rendered to the commission by the organization. It took the intercession of Kawu before the suit was settled. Following the goals, the organization in 2016 without being paid by the NBC officially set up transmission types of gear which denoted the dispatch of the DSO venture in Abuja. VP, Yemi Osinbajo spoke to President Mohammadu Buhari in charging the Abuja DSO venture in December 2016.

The underlying claims that the NBC paid a privately owned business in doing nothing other than to appropriate open assets to private coffers was plainly demonstrated by the safeguard to be an over the top charge as well as the way that the ICPC through it’s examiners neglected to work admirably in their examinations.

At the point when the protection asked the observer whether there was a report or grievances of bad behavior from any of the gatherings, which could have set off the examination from the commission, accordingly had dependably been the situation with comparable circumstances, he answered that there was none.

At last, the arraignment begged the court that it couldn’t give the two different observers that it had guaranteed; the clergyman of data and culture Alh. Lai Mohammed who marked the contested whole just as a BDC administrator who the indictment said is an individual of intrigue.

The ICPC agent in his announcements said he previously got an announcement from the clergyman. He said the clergyman asserted he didn’t do due tirelessness on the reports before marking and further said he depended solely on the proposals of the NBC Director General. It was a diverting thing to get notification from the clergyman through the agent. I’m certain a large portion of the general population in the court, much the same as me gauged the announcement of the clergyman.

In spite of the fact that I am not talented to verbally abusing but rather I should state this is false reverence and maybe inadequacy with respect to the priest.

In spite of the fact that the judge is yet to give her judgment, yet passing by what I saw today and the accessible certainties, its completely clear that the ICPC is on a witch chase. This is on the grounds that they have neglected to substantiate their charges with certainties. Likewise, they have actually prevailing with regards to backing off the computerized switchover venture which is long past due in Nigeria in addition to they have been effective at humiliating the trio of the Director – General of the NBC, Pinnacle correspondence’s Lucky Omoluwa and Dipo Onifade who are additionally charged for this situation.

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