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Judicial Impunity: Edo State Govt. Awards Contract worth N16.9 Million to Orobosa Okunbor, Chief State Counsel, Office of the Attorney-General

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The Edo State Judiciary has again been nabbed in the mud, as the arm of government saddled with the responsibility of interpreting the law, has been found wanting of breaking the law.

Investigations carried out on the Edo State Public Procurement Portal by SecretReporters revealed how the highest office in Edo state Judiciary was involved in violation of the Code of Conduct for public office holders in the country.

The Code of Conduct for Public Officers states that “except where he is not employed on a full‐time basis, engage or participate in the management or running of any private business, profession or trade; but nothing in this paragraph shall prevent a public officer from engaging in farming or participating in the management or running of any farm”.

Data gathered by SecretReporters on the Portal revealed that the state government awarded a contract to the sum of N16, 928,032.51 to Jdd-Hyth International Limited for the construction of, 1) perimeter fence with security post, 2) generator house with generating set and, 3) reactivation of borehole at skill acquisition center, Oluku, Ovia North East L.G.A, on the 4th of July 2020.

The contract was completed on 29th September 2020.

(A screenshot of the contract as seen on the Edo State Portal).

Further investigation showed that among the key management personnel of Jdd-Hyth International Limited is one Mr. Orobosa Okunbor, Chief State Counsel at the Office of the Attorney–General, Edo state. Orobosa Okunbor, is a serving deponent of the company and also a government staff with the Edo state government.

More so, the company is not on the list of registered contractors with the state government. Jdd-Hyth International Limited, registered with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), has not been filing its financial report as the company’s status on CAC is currently inactive.

(A screenshot of the Directors of Jdd-Hyth International Limited)

The state government throwing caution to the wind, and awarding a contract to a company whose deponent is a staff of the Edo state government under the Judicial arm of government dragged the Judiciary into the mud and violated Section 9 of the code of conduct for public officers involved with procurement which states that; “A Public Officer shall decline in serving in a procurement process if any of the Bidders or Service Providers engaged in the procurement proceedings is related to him by blood, marriage or grant relationship or where the success of a particular Bidder or Service Provider in the proceedings will confer a pecuniary or other advantages on him”. 

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2 comments

  1. Orobosa Okunbor

    RE JUDICIAL IMPUNITY:EDO STATE GOVT AWARD CONTRACT WORTH #16.9 MILLION TO OROBOSA OKUNBOR, CHIEF STATE COUNSEL, OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

    lt has come to the knowledge of the Board, Management and staff of JDD-HYTH INTER LTD, a publication by a faceless and unknown social media blogger, SECRETREPORTER, wherein attempt was made to smear the image and reputation of our company and one Orobosa Okunbor. We want to place on record and state emphatically that;
    1. JDD-HYTH INTER LTD is a duly registered company with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and Edo State government through Edo State Procurement Agency.
    2. The company has been carrying out its activities and businesses within the armbit of the law and with honesty and sincerity of purpose.
    3. JDD-HYTH INTER LTD is on the list of registered contractors with Edo State government through Edo State Procurement Agency having fulfilled all necessary requirements needed to be on the list of contractors.
    4. The said Orobosa Okunbor is not a member of Board, management and staff of JDD-HYTH INTER Ltd or has any interest whatsoever with the company.
    5. The management of JDD-HYTH INTER LTD view this publication by SecretReporter as the handiwork of mischief makers whose sole aim is either to malign or tarnish the hard earned reputation of the company or that of Orobosa Okunbor.
    6. We therefore enjoin members of the public who seek further clarification on this unfounded allegations to visit the Corporate Affairs Commission portal or the Edo State Procurement Agency’s portal and view the Directors page of JDD-HYTH INTER LTD or any other page for further clarification.
    7. We hereby implore members of the public, e
    PDP State government and indeed everyone to disregard the publication by this mischievous and faceless reporter because the publication is founded on mischief

    Sign
    Juliet Okpamen
    Director/Secretary
    JDD-HYTH INTER LTD

  2. Orobosa Okunbor

    RE JUDICIAL IMPUNITY:EDO STATE GOVT AWARD CONTRACT WORTH #16.9 MILLION TO OROBOSA OKUNBOR, CHIEF STATE COUNSEL, OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

    lt has come to the knowledge of the Board, Management and staff of JDD-HYTH INTER LTD, a publication by a faceless and unknown social media blogger, SECRETREPORTER, wherein attempt was made to smear the image and reputation of our company and one Orobosa Okunbor. We want to place on record and state emphatically that;
    1. JDD-HYTH INTER LTD is a duly registered company with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) and Edo State government through Edo State Procurement Agency.
    2. The company has been carrying out its activities and businesses within the armbit of the law and with honesty and sincerity of purpose.
    3. JDD-HYTH INTER LTD is on the list of registered contractors with Edo State government through Edo State Procurement Agency having fulfilled all necessary requirements needed to be on the list of contractors.
    4. The said Orobosa Okunbor is not a member of Board, management and staff of JDD-HYTH INTER Ltd nor has any interest whatsoever with the company.
    5. The management of JDD-HYTH INTER LTD view this publication by SecretReporter as the handiwork of mischief makers whose sole aim is either to malign or tarnish the hard earned reputation of the company or that of Orobosa Okunbor.
    6. We therefore enjoin members of the public who seek further clarification on this unfounded allegations to visit the Corporate Affairs Commission portal or the Edo State Procurement Agency’s portal and view the Directors page of JDD-HYTH INTER LTD or any other page for further clarification.
    7. We hereby implore members of the public, Edo State government and indeed everyone to disregard the publication by this mischievous and faceless reporter because the publication is founded on mischief and blackmail.
    In conclusion, we challenge the publisher of this unfounded allegations to fully disclose his/her full identity to members of the public if he/she is sure of his/her facts.

    Sign
    Juliet Okpamen
    Director/Secretary
    JDD-HYTH INTER LTD

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