Witness say former director Legal Services of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources received 4969 dollars,5000 dollars through Daughter’s Account.
Written by News Room on January 11, 2022
The trial of a former Director, Legal Services of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Grace Taiga, for alleged fraud in the case involving Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID) before Justice O.A Adeniyi of the Federal Capital Territory High Court Abuja continued on Monday with the EFCC presenting its fourth prosecution witness.
The defendant pleaded not guilty, to the charges.
Aminu Lawal, PW4, an operative of the EFCC, led in evidence by the prosecuting counsel, Mohammed Abbah told the court that the team received a petition dated June 28, 2018, signed by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, conveying the directive of Mr. President that investigation surrounding the circumstances of the Gas Processing Supply Agreement, GSPA, should be carried out.
The witness further told the court that the team discovered a lot of discrepancies including an unsigned agreement between the Ministry of Defence and Khristolm Limited.
The prosecution witness further stated that the team discovered that, on December 30, 2019 the defendant, Grace Taiga, received 4969.50 dollars (Four Thousand Nine Hundred and Sixty-nine United States Dollars, Fifty Cents through her daughter, Vera Ename Moses Taiga.