Former Senate President and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim has been caught red handed as being a major beneficiary of the nation’s fund without working for it, Secret Reporters can authoritatively report.
Exclusive documents in possession of Secret Reporters revealed that, just two months for President Goodluck Jonathan to hand over to his successor, Anyim Pius arm twisted the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, to release the sum of N500 million to him for no reason apart from ‘special services’ written on the document. Towards the end of the regime and fifteen days to go, he made another demand of N20 million for same ‘Special Services’, which was given to him. The documents confirmed that the payment was made in two tranches by one Joel Isaac.
According to the document obtained by us, the first payment of N500 million was made on 4th March 2015 with a receipt issued without adequately stating the purpose of payment and the second payment of N20 million was also made by same Joel Isaac on the 14th of May 2015. Interestingly, the document showed Revised September 1992 payment voucher. Mr Rasheed Abedeen who works in the Directorate of Finance and Administration, office of the NSA as a Chief Clerk was part of those who signed away the slush funds. All payments were addressed to the SGF.
Having been arrested, questioned and subsequently released by the anti-graft agency last year, the former SGF has been going about unperturbed even with cases of corruption hanging over his head.
Our sources indicate that apart from embezzlement of these funds, monies were also withdrawn from the Ecological Fund Account for Federal and State Governments for purposes not related to Ecological problems which the funds were primarily meant for.
Messages sent to him to get his own side of the stories were read but not replied. He did not also pick calls.
To be continued…