By Gbenga Ogundare
An official of the Office of the National Security Adviser, Mr. Bali Ndam, Tuesday revealed that 78 companies and individuals received payment of contracts without award.
Ndam made the revelation at a Federal High Court in Abuja during the ongoing trial preferred against the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Mr Olisa Metuh.
He mentioned Metuh’s firm, Destra Investments Limited, amongst the 78 beneficiaries of the alleged fraudulent payment.
But an attempt by the prosecution to tender the petition and other documents, including the electronic mandate issued by the ONSA to the Controller of the Abuja branch of the Central Bank of Nigeria for payments in favour of the 78 beneficiaries was opposed by the defence counsel, Mr. Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN).