The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested one Esai Dangabar for allegedly interfering with properties already confiscated by the court.
He and his cohorts were initially charged for stealing N32.8 billion in police pension funds. Ironically, these are the types of thieves that receive police protection. Anyway the EFCC caught up with them and Esai had several of his properties seized. This civil servant has properties, companies, vehicles, bank accounts etc all of them purchased with the proceeds of corruption.
Among properties belonging to Esai which the court ordered temporary forfeited to the Federal Government on interim basis pending the determination of the substantive suit are: a block of three bedrooms flats at Gwarinpa (6 units), along EFAB Estate, Life Camp; a block of bedrooms flats (6 units) at Mabushi district, beside ministry of works; an estate of 4-bedroom duplexes (16 units), behind Wuye Modern Market, Abuja; a mini estate at No.19, Ukpabi Asika Street, Asokoro, Abuja; 12 units of 2-bedroom flats at 1, Waziri Ibrahim Crescent, Gudu District, Abuja; a five-bedroom Duplexes 1, Waziri Ibrahim Crescent, Gudu District, Abuja; 4 Bedroom Bungalows at 1, Waziri Ibrahim Crescent, Gudu District, Abuja and 2-bedroom flat at Zone C, Apo Resettlement, layout.
Others are: five blocks of one bedroom flats at Zone C, Apo Resettlement layout, Abuja; Twin duplex of five-bedroom and three rooms, 33, ML Wushishi BQ 1 Crescent, Utako, Abuja; two-blocks of three-bedroom flats, Area 3, Former National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) office, Abuja; three-bedroom, Area 2, Abuja, behind Shopping Complex, three-bedroom flats, 2 Goran village, along Adi Farms Limited, Abuja-Keffi Road; 180,000 Litres storage facility on a land of about 5,000sqm, with office building, workshop and 20 loading bay 1 Suleja, Niger State.
Vehicles belonging to Dangabar which have been ordered forfeited to the government pending the determination of the criminal charges against him were seven trucks with registration numbers XH 909 RSH; XH 910 RSH; XH 912 RSH; XH 908 RSH; XH 911; XH 913 RSH and XH 460 KUJ.
Apart from having his properties forfeited, the EFCC also forfeited his bank accounts and companies.
Dangabar’s bank accounts forfeited to the government were: two DamuleNigeria Limited accounts with FCMB; Damule Nigeria Limited account with Main Street Bank; E. D. Laumara with Access Bank; three account numbers of Esai Dangabar Laumara’s with Access Bank; Laumara E. Taure account with Skye Bank; three of AMD Global Logistics account with Skye Bank, two accounts of Future Logistics Limited with Skye bank, three accounts of Marine Logistics & Leisure Integrated in Skye Bank and two Damule Nigeria Ltd accounts in Skye Bank.
Companies belonging to Dangabar, forfeited to the EFCC were Halas Investment Limited; At homes; Sy- A Global Services Limited; Jidag Technical Services Limited; Damule Nigeria Limited; Marine Logistics; AMD Global Logistics; Future Logistics Ltd; Jenago Services Limited; H Takano Nigeria Limited; Noni Anthony System Limited; Saudauna Enterprise Limited; Ulover International Resources Limited; Somadok Express; Kechis Water Bottling Company; Kechis Events Managers; Kechis Straw; Kechis Plastic Extrusion Company; Geopet Petroleum Services Limited; Aina Farms: Otega Farms, Bannachi Global Links and Comm. Co. Limited.
Dangabar who is answering to a 16-count criminal charge, was alleged by the commission of perpetuating the fraud between January 2009 and June 2011.
EFCC alleged that Dangabar and the other accused persons conspired and sequentially withdrew monies from PPF in an account domiciled at First Bank of Nigeria and shared it amongst themselves, adding that the third accused person, Inuwa Wada, collected N18 million from Unity Bank Plc, as his reward for retaining the Police Pension Account with the bank.