There’s no immediate respite for the Senator representing Delta North in the National Assembly, Mr Peter Nwaoboshi from his troubles as he will soon be shuttling five states in Nigeria to answer criminal charges, SecretReporters can authoritatively report.
Sources within the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) confided in us that the commission has prepared the court charges against Nwaoboshi to be filed in Calabar, Uyo, Lagos, Asaba and Port Harcourt Federal High Courts.
The charge we gathered is between Nwaoboshi’s company named Antlers Construction and Allied Works Ltd used in obtaining contract worth the sum of N232,209,600 (Two Hundred and Thirty Two Million, Two Hundred and Nine Thousand, Six Hundred Naira) for the production of plastic desks and chairs for primary and secondary schools in Cross River State being an oil producing State of the Federation without participating in any open competitive bidding or responding to any invitation to open competitive bidding contrary to Sections 24 (1) and 27 (1) and punishable under Section 58 of the Public Procurement Act No. 65 of 2007.
He will also be charged for unlawfully influencing and obtaining an unfair advantage in the award of the contract.
He will also face criminal charges alongside three of his companies namely Brant Technologies Ltd, Omozuabho Global Resources, and Bugstruct Ltd for carrying out contracts while serving as Chairman, Senate Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) between the year 2016 to 2017 worth the sum of N696,628,800 (Six Hundred and Ninety Six Million, Six Hundred and Twenty Eight Thousand, Eight Hundred Naira) for the production of plastic desks and chairs for primary and secondary schools in Rivers State. This charge according to credible sources will see him getting remanded in Port Harcourt prison.
The legal trouble will also extend to Uyo where he will stand as first defendant alongside two of his companies names Milestone Allied Builders Ltd and Edendoma Stars International for obtain contracts from NDDC worth the sum of N464, 419,200 (Four Hundred and Sixty Four Million, Four Hundred and Nineteen Thousand, Two Hundred Naira) for the production of plastic desks and chairs for primary and secondary schools in Akwa Ibom State without participating in any open competitive bidding or responding to any invitation to open competitive bidding.
The commission will also charge him and his two companies, Bilderberg Enterprises and Suiming Electricals. Bilderberg is being accused that on or about 22nd June 2010 at Asaba, with intent to defraud, did obtain contract for the supply of Construction Equipment from Direct Labour Agency of Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State in the sum of N1, 580, 000,000 (One Billion, Five Hundred and Eighty Million Naira) and supplied used Construction Equipment which did not tally with the Bill of Quantities under the false pretence that he supplied brand new Construction Equipment and which pretence he knew was false contrary to Section 1 (1) (b) and punishable under Section 1 (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act, No. 14 of 2006.
Senator Peter Nwaoboshi and his two companies, Bilderberg Enterprises Nig. Ltd and Suiming Electricals Nig. Ltd will also be docked for illegally acquiring properties namely; PON Filling Station, a multi-billion naira estate, Plot on C of O No. 16800, Plot on C of O No. 16711, Plot on C of O No. 13988, a house at No. 8, Monu Olareju Crescent, GRA all in Asaba with proceeds of unlawful acts and took possession of the said properties contrary to Section 15 (1) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011 as amended in 2012 and punishable under Section 15 (2) of the same Act.
We gathered reliably that the EFCC will also arraign him again in Lagos State for using the same two companies to illegally acquire a property namely; No. 41, Burma Road, Apapa, Lagos with proceeds of fraud. Fifteen bank accounts with six in Access Bank alone were linked to his BVN. Mysteriously, Mr Nwaoboshi is alleged to own two BVN, stated a source to us.
Efforts to get reactions from the EFCC and Nwaoboshi over this story were unsuccessful as the EFCC phone lines were not available while Nwaoboshi didn’t pick his calls.