P&ID Scam: Grace Taiga Received $9,969 Bribe, Betrayed Nigeria – Witness

A witness on Thursday told a Federal High Court in Abuja that the former Director of Legal Services in the Ministery of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Grace Taiga received $9,969 thousand bribe in the Process & Industry Development Case.

Newsonline reports that Umar Hussein Babangida narrated before Justice Obiora Egwuatu that the former Director, Legal Services of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Grace Taiga received an alleged bribe of$9,969 (Nine Thousand Nine Hundred and Sixty-nine United States Dollars).

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Taiga is facing prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for allegedly collecting bribes in the infamous Process & Industrial Development (P&ID) scam.

EFCC in a statement on Wednesday said Babangida, a Chief Superintendent of Police, informed the court that the investigation in the infamous P&ID contract revealed that the defendant received the said sum in two tranches.

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“The investigation team reviewed the financial record and discovered two particular payments in favor of one Enameg Vera Moses.

“The first payment was on 30th December, 2009 of the sum of $4969.5 USD from the Cyprus Account of Marsh Pearl into the HSBC London account of Enameg Moses Taiga. The payment of 30th December 2009 was made eleven day before the signing of the project contract.”

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Babangida further disclosed the second payment of the sum of $5000 USD was made on 30 January, 2012 from the Cyprus account of Kristholm Ltd into the HSBC account of Enameg Vera Moses Taiga domiciled in London.

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