A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos and presided over by
Justice Rita-Ofili Ajumogobia was on Tuesday November 10, 2015, told
that a former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration
and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Raymond Temisan Omatseye, actually approved
the procurement of Black Berry Smart phones to a company that was not
pre-qualified for the contract.
Omatseye is being prosecuted by
the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on charges bordering
on contract variation and bid rigging.
In a cross examination,
EFCC counsel, Godwin Obla, SAN, told the court that even though a
shortlisted company, Marine Gold Services bided for the phones at the
cost of N84million, Omatseye gave his approval to Daniel Holdings
Limited at an inflated rate of N129million, even though the company sent
in a bid for N100 million.