The rains are heavy in Nigeria and cans of worms are being unveiled in massive quantities as news of corruption, nepotism, abuse of office and outright stealing habits of trusted government officials especially in the oil Industry continue to filter onto the public.
What started with the arrest of the former acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu on allegations of corruption and abuse of office has snowballed into allegations and counter allegations of corruption in high and low places.
The latest allegations have come from known government critic and sometimes conspiracy theorist, Jackson Ude. This time, Ude alleges that the late Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Abba Kyari, the current Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami, Late Group General Manager, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, Minister for Power, Saleh Mamman, and current GMD, NNPC, Mele Kayi shared $800 million being proceeds of an illegal oil sale.
According to the allegation, 100 million barrels of oil were shipped illegally from Nigeria to China in 2015 and stored in tank farms in Qingdao, China’s Shandong Province. The report further alleged that the oil was sold for $800 Million and the money was shared among the above mentioned persons.
Making a statement on Twitter, Ude alleged;
“About 100million barrels of crude oil illegally shipped from Nigeria in 2015, kept in tank farms in Qingdao, China’s Shandong Province, was secretly sold for $800million, and the money shared by Buhari cabal.”
“Late Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, Late Group General Manager, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Maikanti Baru, AG/Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, Minister for Power, Saleh Mamman, current GMD, NNPC, Mele Kayi allegedly shared of the $800 million.”
Others who allegedly participated in the sharing were the now suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, Air Commodore Mohammed Umar rtd, former Director-General, State Security Services, Mallam Lawal Daura.”
Udeh alleged further that the said deal had now become a subject of litigation in Mexico as the major players refused to pay fees attached to the sale of illegal oil.
“Codenamed “The China Deal” illegal crude oil sale has become a subject of litigation in far-away Mexico following the refusal of the cabal to pay 5% of the value of 48million barrels to SAMANO, an Americo- Mexican company that found the abandoned crude in Qingdao, other cities.
According to a court papers, SAMANO, received a letter in August 2016 from Hamman Saleh, now Minister of Power, through his company, Northon Oil and Gas Services, inviting them to Nigeria to meet with Government officials to discuss the matter after the company refused to send details of the found crude via electronic means.
A team from SAMANO, Mexico, led by Messrs. José Salazar Tinajero, arrived in Nigeria. He was accompanied by A. Nick Cadena, and Juan Carlos Jaramillo García, and they held a meeting at No 1 Gado Nasko Close, Asokoro, Abuja, the home of Air Commodore Umar, a close ally of President Buhari.
After the meeting, and with Buhari’s approval, Umar and other members of the cabal, including Mele Kyari, then GGM Crude, NNPC, set out to locate the crude oil.”
Jackson then alleged that members of the cabal then connived to deceive the president that no oil was found.
“Sources said when Umar and Kyari got to China, they connived with others back in Nigeria and agreed to declare that the information was a hoax and that there was no crude oil in any of the tank farms in China.
“According to a sworn affidavit, Umar and late Abba Kyari had assured SAMANO of 5 percent of the total value of 48 million barrels of crude oil found. However, to their shock, between October and November 2015, SAMANO officials who had returned to Mexico, received intelligence from China that the crude had been sold.”
“The affidavit claimed that when SAMANO confronted the Nigerian government about their own share of the sale of the crude, they were rebuffed and some of their officials blackmailed, arrested, and locked up in Nigeria.”
“The affidavit alleged that the GMD NNPC, Mr. Kyari, had told a SAMANO representative via WhatsApp chat that the late Abba Kyari and Umar had taken advantage of the information they provided and sold-off the crude and that they should forget about the deal, promising to make things up for SAMANO.”
Udeh further alleged that the cabal members lied to President Buhari that the buyers were no longer willing to buy the crude oil because it had no DNA.
He said; “According to the sources, crude oil secretly shipped to China in 2015 was over 100 million barrels. SAMANO was only able to trace 48 million barrels. The cabal was said to have found an additional 52 million barrels stored in other tank farms in China and sold them off.
“SAMANO’s lawyer, Joaquin Esparza Mendez said that the Mexican Court could not continue with the matter for lack of jurisdiction. He said the Judge had advised they file the case in Nigeria since the Whistleblowers Act for which they are relying on is domiciled in Nigeria.
“Sources said that officials of SAMANO have no faith in the Nigerian judicial system and are very unlikely to file the case there. Instead, the Mexican company is said to be preparing to file the matter in a court in London once the pandemic is over.”
How Buhari Cabal Shared $800million From Secret Oil Sale. A Thread
About 100million barrels of crude oil illegally shipped from Nigeria in 2015, kept in tank farms in Qingdao, China’s Shandong Province, was secretly sold for $800million, and the money shared by Buhari cabal pic.twitter.com/2bpRm910Tj
— Jackson Ude (@jacksonpbn) July 12, 2020