By Onozure Dania
Lagos—A prosecution witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and an Assistant Director in the Financial Services Department of NIMASA Mrs. Olamide Odusanya, yesterday, insisted that the former Director-General (D-G) of the Nigerian Maritime and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi, approved all funds allegedly looted, especially the N498.2million and N318million.
Odusanya, while testifying yesterday before Justice Raliat Adebiyi, claimed the N498,200,000 and N318,000,000 were not retired by the former D-G.
The witness affirmed that the N498.2million was approved in 2014 for the implementation of the Voluntary International Maritime Organisation Member State Audit Scheme (VIMSAS) project by NIMASA.
Akpobolokemi and six others are alleged to have diverted the sum of N754,740,680 for personal use.