Available documents in our possession have exposed the dirty deals on Diamond Bank Plc who is currently enmeshed in a fifteen million naira looting scandal through their Manager in Damaturu Branch.
Diamond Bank Plc may pride itself as a treasure holder when it comes to deposition of funds but what many Nigerians may not know is that the bank through its employee played a dangerous game in helping to rig the 2015 general election in Yobe State.
The detailed document shows that Mr. Bamaaji Mohammed Kukawa who is the Assistant Branch Manager Diamond Bank Damaturu branch and is a personal friend of Mr. Zakari Deba, Aide-De- Camp to the Yobe State Governor, used the bank to lodge eight million naira bribe into the Diamond Bank account of the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC),Habu Hinna Zarma on the 8th of April,2015 with account details: Habu Hinna Zarma. Account number:0029126751 prior to the elections to influence the governorship result in favor o the incumbent Governor of Yobe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam.
The same Damaturu Assistant branch manager of Diamond Bank had on that same day 8th of April,2015 also made cash lodgment of 2million naira, 3million naira and another 2million naira respectively to the Yobe State Resident Electoral Commissioner’s account at Zenith bank with account details as follows: Habu Hinna Zarma. Account number:1001127286.
Despite issuing two cheques to return the bribes deposited into his bank accounts, EFCC investigators discovered that on 13/04/2015, the sum of N8 million was transferred from Mr Zarma’s Diamond bank account to a Guarantee Trust Bank account number 0123474943, which belongs to Saleh and Hanif Nigeria Ltd, a company solely owned by Zakari Deba, the governor’s ADC. The move to return the money by the REC may have been a smart one, but Secrets Reporters gathered from reliable sources that the electoral boss got wind of his being investigated and played a smart one. Some Nigerians who confided in us wondered how Mr Zarma got the GTB account number belonging to Saleh and Hanif to help him carry out the refund if he never had a prior knowledge of the bribe.
It is against public service rules for the ADC to the Governor to own a registered company, but he has used this company to launder funds just to influence decisions in favor of the Government.
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