N32.8Bn Police Pension Scam: EFCC Arrests Dangabar For Interfering With Forfeited Properties

Esai Dangabar
By Wilson Uwujaren Ag. Head, Media & Publicity Unit

Esai Dangabar, one of the six accused persons being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a 16 criminal charges bordering on conspiracy and criminal breach of trust for their role in defrauding the Police Pension Office to the tune of N32.8 Billion naira (Thirty Two Billion, Eight Hundred Million Naira), was on Thursday December 13, 2012, arrested for interfering with the properties which the court had ordered forfeited to the federal government.

Among properties belonging to Esai which the court ordered forfeited to the federal government on interim basis pending the determination of the substantive suit are: Block of 3 Bedrooms flats at Gwarinpa (6 units), along EFAB Estate, Life Camp; a Block of Bedrooms flats (6 units) at Mabushi District, beside ministry of works; Estate of 4 Bedroom Duplexes (16 units), behind Wuye Modern Market, Abuja; a mini Estate at No.19, Ukpabi Asika Street, Asokoro, Abuja; 12 Units of 2 bedroom Flats at 1, Waziri Ibrahim Crescent, Gudu District, Abuja; 5 Bedroom Duplexes 1, Waziri Ibrahim Crescent, Gudu District, Abuja; 4 Bedroom Bungalows at 1, Waziri Ibrahim Crescent, Gudu District, Abuja and 2 Bedroom flat at Zone C, Apo Resettlement, layout.
Others are: 5 Blocks of One bedroom flats at Zone C, Apo Resettlement layout, Abuja; Twin duplex of 5 bedroom & 3 rooms, 33, ML Wushishi  BQ 1 Crescent, Utako, Abuja; 2 Blocks of 3 Bedroom flats,  Area 3, Former NYSC Office, Abuja; 2 Bedroom , Area 2, Abuja, Behind Shopping , Complex , 3 Bedroom flats , 2 Goran village, along Adi Farms Limited, Abuja-Keffi Road;  180,000 Litres Storage Facility on a Land of about  5,000sqm, with Office Building, Workshop and 20 Loading Bay 1 Suleja,  Niger State.  

Vehicles belonging to Dangabar which have been ordered forfeited to the government pending the determination of the criminal charges against him were seven trucks with registration numbers XH 909 RSH; XH 910 RSH; XH 912 RSH; XH 908 RSH; XH 911; XH 913 RSH and XH 460 KUJ.

Dangabar’s bank accounts forfeited to the government were: two Damule Nigeria Limited accounts with FCMB; Damule Nigeria Limited account with Main Street Bank; E. D. Laumara with Access Bank; three account numbers of Essai Dangabar Laumara’s with Access Bank; Laumara E. Taure account with Skye  Bank; three of AMD Global Logistics account with Skye Bank. Two accounts of Future Logistics Limited with Skye bank. Three accounts of Marine Logistics & Leisure Integrated in Skye Bank. Two Damule Nig Ltd accounts in Skye Bank.

Companies belonging to Dangabar and five others, forfeited to the EFCC were Halas Investment Limited; At homes; Sy- A Global Services Limited; Jidag Technical Services Limited; Damule Nigeria Limited; Marine Logistics; AMD Global Logistics; Future Logistics Ltd; Jenago Services Limited; H Takano Nigeria Limited; Noni Anthony System Limited; Saudauna Enterprise limited;  Ulover International Resources Limited; Somadok Express; Kechis Water Bottling Company; Kechis Events Managers; Kechis Straw; Kechis Plastic Extrusion company; Geopet Petroleum Services Limited; Aina Farms: Otega Farms, Bannachi Global Links and Comm. Co. Limited.
 
But Dangabar approached the Court of Appeal, Abuja division to challenge the order of the High Court to have his properties forfeited. The appeal court, in a unanimous ruling on July 24, 2012, dismissed his application. In a ruling read by Justice Kolawole Bada, the Appeal Court resolved the three issues raised by Dangabar in favour of the EFCC. Two other justices who held the same view were Justices Bukar Chua and Husseini Mukhtar. The court ruled that the interim forfeiture order pending the hearing of the criminal charge preferred against him is provided for under the EFCC Act. “The court, having been given that power, the exercise of it has not taken away the accused right to fair hearing”, the three justices reasoned.

The court further ruled that the provisions of Section 28 and 29 of the EFCC Act is validated by Section 44 (2) of the 1999 Constitution and is therefore constitutional. Additionally, the court ruled that the presumption of innocence cannot be interpreted to allow a suspect to retain the proceed of the alleged crime made against him. Accordingly, the court ruled that Section 34 of the EFCC Act was substantially complied with by the lower court. He has again proceeded to the Supreme Court challenging the Appeal Court judgement.

Dangabar and his co travellers returned to the high court to challenge jurisdiction and prayed the court to quash the charges against them. But on November 12, 2012, Justice Mohammed Talba of High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, sitting in Gudu, Abuja dismissed the applications to quash charges as the judge said the applicants failed to supply relevant material before the court to warrant the quashing of the case against them. He also said that so far, based on the proof of evidence before the court, the prosecution has presented his case in such a way that a prima-facie has been established against them.
 
While the public has been warned to stay away from the aforementioned properties and other properties belonging to other accused being investigated by the EFCC, trial in the substantive case of Dangabar and others who were arraigned on May 28, 2012, comes up on January 28, 2013.
 
 
Wilson Uwujaren
Ag. Head, Media and Publicity
17th December, 2012

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EFCC arrests Dangabar for

EFCC arrests Dangabar for interfering with forfeited properties & Police interrogated three top officials Monday from the ministry of finance as part of the ongoing probe into the sh169b ministry of public service pension scam.
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glorified thieves

what a country!!!!! after stealing so much he still has the nerves to seek protection from the courts!!!! a thief going to the supreme court to,wait a minute,seek an order to reverse,no stop his trial!!!!! amazing................

Dangabar

Ladies and gentlemen

Please I want you to comment whether this kind of man deserve to live. For heaven sake what does he want to do with all these assets. He is worth than an armed robber.

Our Law is the Real Thief

I venture to conclude that Nigerians or the civil servants per se are the innocents while the law of the land is the real thief. The law of the land continues to rob us of the strong will to incastrate the looters, and therefore enbolden more people into the same act. As usual, Dangabar may be aided by our law to steal back the so-said chains of property at the end of the day.

Our Law is the Real Thief

I venture to conclude that Nigerians or the civil servants per se are the innocents while the law of the land is the real thief. The law of the land continues to rob us of the strong will to incastrate the looters, and therefore enbolden more people into the same act. As usual, Dangabar may be aided by our law to steal back the so-said chains of property at the end of the day.

GREEDY THIEF AND MISERLY ESAI DANGABAR

When he is coming to collect dollars, he will behave as if that is ALL he has. He would not even drop a dime. That is the mean soul called ESAI DANGABAR. Never known he's worth this much. Where did he get all these as a civil (thief) servant? He must enjoy it all for the rest of his days and lifetime in KIRIKIRI. OLE, BARAWO, ONYEOCHI ONYEORA. I mean this is a reckless unregistered thief.

What do the North & West contribute to Nigeria?

1. South South Country (SS)---> 62%
2. South East Country (SE) ---> 36.5%
3. South West Country (SW) ---> 1.5 %
4. North East Country (NE) ---> 0%
5. North West Country (NW) ---> 0%
6. North Central Country (NC) -->0%

Assuming you were a business man & the countries above were branches or business segments:
1) Which Branch would you close down?
2) Which Branches would you acquire or merge?

What is the use of countries 3-6?

Long live the United States of the SS&SE

What do the North & West contribute to Nigeria?

Look at the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) & Gross National Product (GNP) statistics for Continent Nigeria:

1. South South Country (SS)---> 62%
2. South East Country (SE) ---> 36.5%
3. South West Country (SW) ---> 1.5 %
4. North East Country (NE) ---> 0%
5. North West Country (NW) ---> 0%
6. North Central Country (NC) -->0%

Assuming you were a business man & the countries above were branches or business segments:
1) Which Branch would you close down?
2) Which Branches would you acquire or merge?

What is the use of countries 3-6?

Long live the United States of the SS&SE

Abokis are quiet funny

Abokis are quiet funny people. Look at him covering his face. How bad must it feel watching your nightmare come true? Please, grease up the CV joints of the kirikiri prison bus for this criminal.

Senate did not pass

Senate did not pass the bill incorporating death penalty for terrorists and kidnappers for their love of the masses, but because they are targets. they are thinking that this will deter them from being preyed by these hoodlums. Note seriously, Nigeria is a better country today, tomorrow shall be worse. A time is coming in this country when all those who looted our treasury will have no place to live and eat their money. The poverty is not only excruciatingly painful, but draconian. Poverty and quest for quick wealth are harbingers of kidnapping business.

A messiah shall arise in Nigeria in no distant time and the Augean table shall be cleaned.

Dangabar is a criminal

This man is worst than arm robbers, how can a civil servant own all this properties? I have always said it that our major problem in this country is this kind of civil servant.

Faceless Robber

SR please show us the face of that robber so that we can recognise him on the street when and if he is free.Barawon banza kawai.

Is Nigeria do the North & West contribute to continent Nigeria?

Look at the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) & Gross National Product (GNP) statistics for Continent Nigeria:

1. South South Country (SS) b---> 62%
2. South East Country (SE) ---> 36.5%
3. South West Country (SW) ---> 1.5 %
4. North East Country (NE) ---> 0%
5. North West Country (NW) ---> 0%
6. North Central Country (NC) -->0%

Assuming you were a business man & the countries above were branches or business segments:
1) Which Branch would you close down?
2) Which Branches would you acquire or merge?

What is the use of countries 3-6?

Long live the United States of the SS&SE

WHY? Esai Dangabar Why? To what purpose?

WHY? Esai Dangabar Why? To what purpose? Millions of your compatriots, who worked for years at the twilight of their years have no food to eat or health care and you do this to them!

Among properties belonging to Esai which the court ordered forfeited to the federal government on interim basis pending the determination of the substantive suit are: Block of 3 Bedrooms flats at Gwarinpa (6 units),.. a Block of Bedrooms flats (6 units) at Mabushi District,.. Estate of 4 Bedroom Duplexes (16 units),... a mini Estate at No.19, Ukpabi Asika Street, Asokoro, Abuja; 12 Units of 2 bedroom Flats at 1, Waziri Ibrahim Cr...

Others are: ON and ON and ON...

Why? What kind of greed and WICKEDNESS is this? Many Nigerians died on the line, whilst waiting to confirm their existence to claim their pension!

I must thank the Judges for showing rare courage in for once, standing up for what is right.

Unbelievable

So one individual stole enough money to acquire all these property and yet when the debate about capital punishment for corruption was raised,some individuals opposed it not on the basis of sanctity of life,but rather that it was too harsh for something as simple as corruption,they easily approved capital punishment for armed robbers,kidnappers and Murderers,what capital offense is worse than this sort of thing? this kleptocracy that we are currently practicing in Nigeria will lead us to our doom. Abacha's family today still lives in vulgar opulence,so does IBB,OBJ,ODILI,IGBINEDION,CECILIA IBRU,BODE GEORGE ETC ,all these people that stole money from us deserve not to be free,the minimum in civilized countries would be life in jail for them but never in Nigeria.Corruption in Nigeria should be classified as genocide.

How all these properties?

How can a civil servant own all these properties? How? From where did he get the money if not from stealing? Days are gone when untraceable wealth are rejected/frowned at by family,community,tribe, church communities,Muslim communities,traditional institutions. No, we are wiser now, the end justifies the means! Look at where our wisdom has kept us as laughing stock all over the world. Where/when will the saviour of this country come? Let all of us retrace our steps. The country is already in a coma and surely it looks like something that will soon give way.

God will judge all corrupt Officials

No terrorism is as terrible as corruption in nigeria. If the senate knew anything "death sentence" could have been passed for any government official who loots public funds, including armed forces guarding such officials. After all many citizens have died because of mismanagement of funds meant for our roads, hospitals, and other essential services. Thank God that even if this recklessly wicked Gej government who does not give a damn, God gives and will fight for poor nigerians by killing wicked politicians.
I know that kidnapping is rearing up its ugly head again. Well may God have mercy on Nigeria.
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