Since men have learnt to shoot without missing, birds have learnt to fly without perching. So goes a coming saying in Nigeria. This is the same situation happening now at the Office of the Prime Minister as a cartel of accountants, cashiers and Personal Assistants to ministers fake procurement, travels and other activities in a bid to siphon billions of shillings from government coffers.
This publications has secured bank statements from various local banks, especially Post Bank, Centenary Bank and DFCU banks indicating how OPM employees, some at the ranks of drivers, body guards and personal assistants receive more than sh20m on their accounts without clear justifications.
Our investigations reveal that the practice has been going on for years without being detected.
We have further unearthed faked field works allegedly with ministers even when the said ministers were said to be out of the country. The monies of the said officials were transmitted through post Bank Via mobile money.
We have also established that emails are transmitted to junior employees email addresses under the guise of procurement. “It seems the cartel members open email addresses on behalf of some junior support staff and process papers without their knowledge. When the money is finally sent to the support staff’s accounts, the staff are deceived that the money was meant for big people or it was sent by mistake. But these mistakes are repeated again and again,” a staff who did not want to be named said.
We have since retrieved a list which is still under verification after which we shall publish it. A background check reveals that some of the implicated staff used to work with embattled former Commissioner for Refugees Apollo Kazungu currently under investigation.
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