Money Laundering: REA MD, Ahmad Salihijo, 4 Others Dragged to EFCC

Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad, the managing director of Rural Electrification Agency, has been dragged before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

He was accused of money laundering and breach of public procurement act alongside four others. Among them is Alkali Habib, a Director with TAJ Bank.

Politics Nigeria reports that the petition against Ahmed was written by Donnington Nigeria Limited.

According to Donnington, Ahmad in his capacity as Director of Velocity Logistics, Habib, as that of Winslow Logistics Nigeria Limited and three other Directors of the five companies awarded the Cargo Tracking contract by the federal government, are in breach of the Money Laundering Prohibition Act 2011, and also violated the public procurement law.

The three other companies and their Directors are Antasar Nigeria Limited (Innocent Nwobodo),
Equal Logistics Limited(Edwin Iyk Anyadigibe) and Sahams Crystal Investment(Abdulmumini Haruna).

Donnington through its lawyer, R.O Atabo (SAN), said the five Directors and their companies, among other infractions, failed to abide with the law establishing the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering, SCUML, in respect of Section 11(1) of the Money Laundering (Prevention and Prohibition) Act, 2022 that mandates individuals and Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions to report their cash inflows and outflows in excess of N5m and N10m respectively to SCUML, a unit under the EFCC since starting operations.

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