The Managing Consultant Of Tarib Consultant Ltd, the star witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Bosun Arebuwan, in the trial of Hon Nicholas Mutu, the former Chairman Of the House Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), has told a Federal High Court in Abuja that Mutu never asked for money or gratification from him.
According to him while being cross examined by Counsel to Mutu, Patrick Ikwueto, SAN “at no time did Hon Mutu demanded or asked for any money, the money paid into Airworld Ltd was not a proceed of crime and the money was paid by Starline Consultants the NDDC appointed revenue agent.
Arebuwan further told the court the N400 million to the Redeemed Church of God for the construction of their Redeem Camp in Lagos is his money and he has the right to do with as he likes.
The prosecution witness also told the court that he has never met Hon Mutu nor know him personally adding”he never solicited, demanded or asked for the money. He said the consultants on their own decided to appreciate the committee.
Arebuwan also said that he signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Airworld and issued it with an appointment letter to provide IT support for the project, he said that they also signed a non disclosure agreement with Airworld and that the alleged N400 million bribe was for services rendered by Airworld for the project.
He further told the court that MoU and non disclosure agreement were all a cover up and that the demand order for payment were all part of the cover up.
The EFCC start witness having admitted to forging documents in a serious criminal matter may have unwittingly removed the foundation from the case as the only evidence before the court as regards to money being paid into the account of Airworld LTD is the demand order which Arebuwan admitted was forged or a cover up.
Also testifying the Managing Director of Starline Ltd, Ibinabo Micheal West, told the court that he does not know Hon Mutu and has never met him adding that “Hon Mutu never asked me for anything, it was Arebuwan who requested me to pay the money into the accounts Of Airworld Ltd.
Specifically Starline was contracted by the NDDC in 2014 to help in the recovery of 3% of the approved budget of oil companies operating in the Niger Delta as part of their contribution to funding of the commission especially the companies that have not been complying with the provisions of the NDDC Act.
Starline partnered with Tarib Consultants to execute the job and Tarib in turn contracted Airworld to provide the information technology components of the project.
The job was done and over N170 billion was recovered by the consultants and The EFCC without any petition alleged that they traced N400million to Hon Mutu’s account as a Director of Airworld Ltd but the law allows members of the House of Representatives to be directors in companies the star witness failed in his evidence as he said that Hon Mutu never gave him his account number neither did he ask to be appreciated he maintained that the money was given of his own volition as the N400 million he gave to the Redeemed Church.
Arebuwan maintaiyned that the money was not proceeds of crime, corruption of fraudulent activities but that the money was legitimately earned to which he reserves the rights to decide what to do with it.
Specifically the EFCC had on February 3rd 2020 docked Hon Mutu before the Federal High Court presided over by Justice Giwa Ogunbanjo over alleged graft his companies: Airworld Technologies Ltd and Oyien Homes Ltd, for allegedly receiving more than N4.8 million gratification from oil companies operating in the Niger Delta region.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
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Bible Society Translates Bible into 26 Nigerian Languages
*Revision ongoing for 10 more languages
*Appoints Pastor Samuel Sanusi as new CEO-designate
The Bible Society of Nigeria (BSN) said it has so far translated the full Bible into 26 Nigerian Languages.
A statement issued by the organisation said translation revision is on-going in 10 other Nigerian Languages.
The BSN also announced the appointment of Pastor Samuel Sanusi as its new General Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer designate.
BSN Manager, Media and Public Relations, Mr Benjamin Mordi, disclosed in a statement on Saturday in Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Bible Society of Nigeria is a not-for-profit interdenominational Christian organisation.
It said BSN has translated the full Bible into 26 Nigerian Languages, while translation revision is on-going in 10 Nigerian Languages.
The BSN translates the Bible into local languages, publishes, distributes, raises funds for the Bible work and organises life-transforming programmes.
On the appointment, he said Sanusi would be taking over from the incumbent General Secretary/CEO, Dr Dare Ajiboye, who will be retiring in June 2021.
He said that Sanusi, currently the Society’s Senior Manager, Church and Public Relations, would resume officially on July 1, 2021.
“He joined the BSN on Dec. 6, 2010, as Church/Public Relations Manager. He has also served as Senior Manager, Operations and Programmes.
“Before joining the Society, he had worked with Permanentmark Enterprise Limited as Chief Operating Officer between July and November 2010.
“Pastor Sanusi was also a former Senior Partner with Mutual Hope CashAccess Limited,” Mordi also.
He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) obtained from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu State in 2004 and Post Graduate Diploma in Management from University of Calabar, Cross Rivers State in 2001.
He graduated from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State with Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Mass Communication.
Sanusi is a member of various professional organisations among which are Nigerian Institute of Management, Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers and Nigerian Institute of Public Relations. (NAN
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#EndSARS: ‘Wickedness of the Wicked Shall Consume the Wicked’
The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries is deeply saddened by the unwarranted, unnecessary, callous, barbaric and inhuman use of live bullets by the security forces on Nigerian youths in Lagos, who were on peaceful protests to register their grievances with regards to violation of their fundamental human rights by the security agents.
It is indeed a Black Tuesday in the annals of Lagos and Nigeria. This is least expected in this century. While youths all over the world are contributing their own quota to good governance, the security forces are shooting their own in cold blood, devoid of human feelings and empathy.
Biblical principles of the Almighty God, says that the wickedness of the wicked, will consume the wicked. Those who shed innocent blood, their own blood will certainly be shed.
Let it be known that whatever is done under the cover of darkness with the belief that nobody sees it, will surely be brought to light and God the Ultimate Judge, will definitely judge speedily.
For it is written in Psalm 10.18 “You will hear the cries of the oppressed and the orphans; you will judge in their favor, so that mortal men may cause terror no more”.
Our hearts and prayers go to the Nigerian youths and all others negatively affected by this unfortunate and avoidable situation. We pray that God Almighty will minister peace and comfort to their hearts.
We also commiserate with the parents and guardians of the victims of this extreme show of force ,lack of empathy and lack of brotherly love, from those that committed this dastardly act.
To the Nigerian government, we will like to advise that going forward, utmost care and caution, coupled with divine wisdom, should be employed in bringing a lasting solution to the problem at hand.
Nigeria is all we have as Nigerians.
LET THE PEACE OF GOD REIGN SUPREME IN NIGERIA IN JESUS’ MIGHTY NAME. AMEN.
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South Sudan President Lauds TB Joshua’s Contributions to End Country’s War
The President of the Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, has expressed his country’s gratitude to the General Overseer and the Founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T.B Joshua, for helping to resolve the country’s civil war.
In a letter of invitation to Prophet T. B Joshua, President Mayadrdit said: “With due respect and honour, I am privileged to write to your highly prophetic esteemed office in reference to the above-mentioned subject.”
The president said the protracted civil war in the country which had defied international intervention was resolved due to the prophet’s intercession.
He added: “First, I would like to thank you, humble servant of the Most High God and the highest grace and anointing upon your life, and for your love and humility for coming on your prophetic and historic visit on November 12, 2019, when the nation was in a desperate situation, whereby the country was experiencing civil violent war for many years.”
He said the world organisation tried to negotiate peace, “but where human wisdom fails, God has the final answer.
“As you have prophesied, that it shall be a new beginning for the nation, and that we the leaders should overcome our divisions and our differences and come back to develop our youngest nation in the world.
“Hence we, the government and the opposition have come together to implement the revitalised peace agreement, and now the nation is at peace followed by the formation of Revitalised Transitional Government of National Unity (RTGONU), which signifies a new beginning indeed.
“For I am the Lord, I speak, and the word which I speak will come to pass, it will no more be postponed: Ezekiel 12: 25.
“Secondly, based on the above-mentioned reference, I want to take this opportunity to invite you again to the Republic of South Sudan to harvest what you planted. The whole nation of South Sudan is ready to receive you once again.
“Being confident of this proverb, he who began the good work will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ: Philippians 1: 6, so we are inviting you to come and complete the good work which you started”.
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