The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has in its proof of evidence filed before a Federal High Court in Abuja shown how Dr. Sani Teidi Shuaibu, a former Director, Pension Administration in the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, who is currently standing trial over a N4.56 billion pension scam used his abandoned fuel filing station bank account to siphon N1.54 billion pension fund.
The commission said that Shuaibu’s Riba-Ile petroleum limited was discovered in the course of its investigation to have a turnover of over N1.54 billion in the account, with several cash deposits, while the filing station, Rba-Ile petroleum has not been operating.
EFCC said the person whose passport photograph appeared on the account opening package of the filing station’s bank account with a fictitious name Egbunu Attah was found to be Danjuma Yusuf.
The anti-graft agency further stated that when it invited Yusuf for questioning, Yusuf confessed that Shuaibu simply used his passport for the opening of the filing station bank account.
“Yusuf said he gave his passport photograph to Shuaibu for the opening of the account which he was expecting to be the signatory. That Shuaibu is the person who controls the movement of funds in and out of the account”.
The commission further stated that the e-mail address(email@example.com) Shuaibu earlier gave to the commission while he was trying to meet his bail conditions was the same e-mail address Shuaibu gave to the bank during the opening of the abandoned filing station account.
The EFCC had earlier shown in the proof evidence how Shuaibu used the pension fund to buy Brifina hotel in Durumi-Abuja for N359.25million.
The EFCC had on March 26, 2012 announced the seizure of six properties including the Brifina hotel belonging to Dr. Shuaibu who is currently standing trial over a N4.56 billion pension scam.
The interim forfeiture is sequel to an order of Justice Adamu Bello of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja on July 11, 2011.