The Managing Director of Nigerian Port Authority (NPA), Mrs Hadiza Bala Usman has finally reacted to an alleged report of a whistleblower (John Okpurhe) who claimed that the authority has a cloned $1 billion account with Unity Bank Plc.
Mrs Usman while reacting to the allegations via the official twitter handle of the federal parastatal said that the reports are false.
Naija News Understands that the petitioner had earlier accused the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Salami ( SAN) of failure to reward him after exposing the hidden account with Unity Bank Plc operated by the Nigerian Ports Authority.
The petitioner also claimed that an account number 0013680344 operated by the NPA with Unity Bank contains the hidden amount. However, the NPA vehemently denied the allegations and claimed that it only operates the bank account 0013670344 which had a total sum of $1,057,772.03 as of December 2019 and not the $1,034,515,000.00 as alleged by the petitioner.
However, Mrs Usman while defending herself and the leadership the Nigerian Ports Authority said that the reported account has not been in operations since August 2010 due to a Garnishee Order placed on it in the Aminu Ibrahim & Co $ Anor vs Nigerian Ports Authority case, which went from Federal High Court to the Supreme Court in 8 years.
Here is the reaction of NPA below
NPA replies ‘whistleblower’: We have No Cloned Account Anywhere pic.twitter.com/zpZRmldWZP
— Nigerian Ports (@nigerianports) June 29, 2020