Melaye Accuses NNPC Of Being Involved In A Fresh Multi-Million Dollar Rake
The Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye, yesterday accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) of involvement in a fresh multi-million dollar corruption.
Melaye, at plenary yesterday, claimed that NNPC is involved in a “monumental corruption” which the Senate should look into.
He noted that the NNPC allegedly registered a company by the name Brass NLG.
The firm, he said, was jointly owned by investors from Italy, Belgium, France, among others.
Melaye said contrary to statutory provisions that the account of the company be domiciled in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), NNPC and its partners, instead, opened an account with a commercial bank.
He noted that the account has no Bank Verification Number (BVN).
He claimed that money running into millions of dollars have been withdrawn from the account.
Melaye said: “While some individuals and government appointees would continue to steal, we have decided to continue to expose corruption in public life. This morning (yesterday), I draw the attention of the Nigerian Senate, a suspected colossal, monumental corruption in NNPC.<br