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Maritime Academy Of Nigeria Sacks Whistleblower Who Exposed Corruption




A whistleblower, who uncovered alleged fraud on the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron in Akwa Ibom State, Adamu Jibrin, has been sacked.

SaharaReporters gathered that Jibrin’s appointment was terminated on February 17, 2021, to cowl up the nefarious actions of the Rector of the establishment, Emmanuel Effuade.

“He was sacked by the board of the establishment. The Rector can also be sponsoring the media to castigate Jibrin as a blackmailer. He’s as effectively ignoring EFCC name to defend the petition towards (him).

“On a cellphone name with Jibrin on twenty third, August 2021, he expressed concern about his life and attainable assault on him by agent of the Rector, saying that he instructed the EFCC Zonal consultant that he’s able to defend his petition at EFCC headquarters in Abuja and never in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State,” a supply instructed SaharaReporters.

Jibrin had petitioned the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC ) to analyze and prosecute the administration of the establishment over a number of fraud, in addition to systemic and perennial corruption.

In a two-page petition by his lawyer, Michael Edet and Associates and titled, “Petition of Fraud, Embezzlement, Misappropriation and Felony Conversion of Public Funds to Private Use by the Rector of Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron,” he alleged that tens of millions of naira have been siphoned from the treasury of the academy.

In its 18 paragraphs, the petition mentioned inter Alia: “…a couple of yr after assumption of Commodore Duja Emmanuel Effedua (Rtd), as Rector of Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, in 2018, there was a fraudulent scheme put in place by the workplace of the Rector, Bursar, Head of Procurement and Cashier to siphon public funds utilizing me (Mr. Adamu Jibrin) and different keen staffers of the academy within the scheme.

“That the above doubtful follow concerned cost of monies into chosen employees accounts and asking the mentioned employees to retain a little bit fraction or small a part of the sum, and thereafter requested to return the majority sum to the Finance/Bursary Division by some choose employees through money, together with Onnoyom Etebong (Cashier), Ezike Nkemdiri Anthony, Clement Ukoyonoh, Patrick Boco Archiving and Egwu Divine and several other different staffers.

“That on October 23, 2018, the quantity of N1,406,000.00 was paid into my account beneath the fraudulent scheme and on the identical date I used to be made to withdraw the sum of N1,305,000.00 and provides it to Mr. Onoyom Etebong, the Cashier for onward remittance to the Bursar, Appearing Registrar, Rector and another members of the cartel of the administration crew of the academy.”

The petitioner defined that cash of assorted quantities had been transmitted by a private account they requested him to open at United Financial institution for Africa (UBA), Oron Department, with No.: 2115867327 until September 2020, when he met with the Academy cashier, Mr. Onoyom Etebong, for monetary help to pay the medical payments of his mom and the cashier referred him to different members of the syndicate.

In keeping with him, “I protested to Mr Onoyom that after utilizing my account to divert over N62m between 2018 and 2020 that it was unfair for administration and the cartel to not help him in time of wants.”

The petitioner known as on the EFCC and the workplace of the Legal professional-Basic and Minister of Justice to analyze, invite and prosecute the individuals intently or remotely concerned within the brazen and large-scale corruption and embezzlement of funds within the Academy, Oron from 2018 until date.

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