$9.7m: Ex-GMD, Yakubu, refuses to name ‘donors’

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Ex-MD of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu, has refused to tell the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) names of people he claimed gave him the $9.7million cash seized from his house in Kaduna.

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“There is no law that says that Andrew Yakubu must disclose the sources of the gifts. This is more so because he is no longer a public servant.

“It is like asking him to prove his innocence. Is there any money missing? He does not owe the EFCC any duty to submit the list of those who gave him gifts

“You can declare gifts if you are only a public servant. My client told me that the bulk of gifts came after he had left office during ceremonies, occasions and as sympathy gifts because of the way he was sacked.

“The burden of proof is on EFCC if any money is missing or any money has been stolen. Yakubu is no longer a public servant,” The Nation quoted Yakubu’s counsel as saying in a report.

 

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