The trial of a former Director of Police Pension Officer, Atiku Abubakar Kigo, Veronica Oyegbula and four others continued before Justice Hussien Baba Yusuf of the FCT High Court, Maitama, Abuja, weekend, as prosecution witness, Mustapha Sani Gadanya, a former staff of the Commission, continued his examination – in- chief.
Led in evidence by Rotimi Jacobs, SAN, the witness provided further insight into suspicious cash flows into the account of the third defendant, Veronica Oyegbula and how she bought a property in the name of her daughter who was a student at the time.
Gadanya told the court that following the review of one of the accounts, Ulover International Resources Ltd, marked as Exhibit P42a, which is a United States Dollar account, was discovered that the account had a turnover of $700,000.
He narrated that “Between September 14, 2007 and August 21, 2008, we discovered that one Danlami Audi deposited a total sum of $231,000 and one Chenyere deposited $188,900 into the same account, totalling $419,000 within one year.
“Out of this deposit, the third defendant made a withdrawal of $150,000. She withdrew $100.000 in the name of one Philip, and the sums of $20.000, $20.000 and $10.000 at in her name.”
The witness noted that a balance of $534,816.84 was left in the account at the time it was forfeited to the Federal Government on interim basis. During interview with the investigators, Onyegbula stated that she made the $534,816.84 from sale of pure water.