EXCLUSIVE: ICPC charges Sa’ad Alanamu, 2nd rejected nominee, to court over ‘N5m kickback’

Sa’ad Alanamu, the second of two rejected nominees to the board of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), has been charged to court for corruption.

Court papers seen by the ICIR show that Eze Ijezie Sunny, a lawyer, filed an eight-count charge against Alanamu on behalf of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF).

Salman Sulaiman and Namylas Nigeria Ltd were named as defendants in the suit.

Alanamu and Maimuna Aliyu made the list of 14 ICPC board appointees announced by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in August, but it was later alleged that both were tainted and on the verge of being charged to court for their alleged involvement in various corrupt acts.

The ICIR had exclusively reported at the time that Alanamu was being investigated on corruption charges allegedly committed while he headed several institutions in Kwara State, while Aliyu had a longstanding case of abuse of office, misappropriation and diversion of public funds against her.

While Aliyu was charged to court on August 24, Alanamu’s case was filed exactly a week later.

Alanamu is being accused of using his position as Chairman of Governing Council and Chairman of Tenders Board of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, to collect a ₦5m bribe from Sulaiman and Namylas Nigeria Ltd as condition for awarding a contract to the company.

The offence contravenes Section 19 of the Corrupt Practice and Other Related Act, 2000.

The charges against the trio, according to court documents, read: That you Saadu Ayinla AlaAMU (M), on or about 11th February, 2015 or thereabout, at Ilorin used your position as Chairman of Governing Council and Chairman of Tenders Board of Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin, to confer corrupt advantage upon yourself when you received the sum of 5,000,000 (Five Million Naira) through your First Bank Account from Salman Sulaiman (a.ka. Saliman Sulaiman) and Namylas Nigeria Ltd. As a result of the contract awarded to Namlyas Nigeria Limited in Kwara State Polytechnic, where you were employed as Chairman of Governing Council and Chairman of Tenders Board, and you thereby committed an offence contract to and punishable under Section 19 of the Corrupt Practice and Other Related Act, 2000.

That you Saadu Ayinla Alanamu (M,) on or about 11th February , 2015 or thereabout , at Ilorin did receive monetary benefit for yourself when you received the sum of 5,000,000 (Five Million Naira) through your First Bank Account from Salman Sulaiman (a.k.a Sliman Sulaiman) and Mamlyas Nigeria Ltd as a result of the contract awarded to Chairman of Governing Council and Chairman of Tenders Board, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 10 (a) (i) and punishable under the Section 10(a) (ii) of the corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.

That you Saadu Ayinla Alanamu (M,) on or About 11th February 2015 or thereabout, at Ilorin did receive monetary benefit for yourself when you received the sum of 5,000,000 (Five Million Naira) through your First Bank Account from Salman Sulaiman (a.k.a Saliman Sulaiman) and Namylas Nigeria Ltd as a result of the said Namylas Namylas Nigeria Limited winning a contract in Kwara State Polytechnic where you were employed as the Chairman Of Governing Council and Chairman of Tender Board, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 10(a) (ii) of the Corrupt Practices and  Other Related Offences Act, 2000.

That  you Saadu Ayinla Alanamu (M) on or about 11th February 2015 or thereabout, at Ilorin did receive monetary benefits for yourself when you received the sum of 5,000,000 (Five Million Naira) through your First Bank Account from Salman Sulaiman (a.k.a Saliman Sulaiman) and Namylas Nigeria Ltd as a result of the contract awarded to Namylas Nigeria Ltd in Kwara State Polytechnic where you were employed as the Chairman of Governing Council and Chairman of Tenders Board, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 8(1)(a)(i) and punishable under Section 8(1)(a)(ii) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act,2000.






     

     

    That you Saadu Ayinla Alanamu (M), on or about 11th February 2015 or thereabout, at Ilorin did accept gratification of the sum of 5,000,000 (Five Million Naira) through your First Bank Account from Salman Sulaiman ( a.k.a Saliman Sulaiman) and Namylas Nigeria Ltd as a reward for performing an official act, to wit your duties as the Chairman of the Tenders Board, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 18 (b) and punishable under Section 18(d) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Offence Act, 2000.

    That you Salman Suliman (a.k.a SALIMAN SULAIMAN) (M), on or about 11th February 2015 or thereabout, at Ilorin did corruptly give monetary benefit to Dr. Saadu Yinla Alanamu, Chairman of Governing Council and Chairman of Tenders Board, Kwars State Polytechnic, through your company Namlyas Nigeria Ltd.’s Guaranty Trust Bank Account, the sum of 5,000,000 (Five Million Naira) for acting in his official capacity as Chairman of Tenders Board, Kwara State Polytechnic in the award of contract to the said Namylas Nigeria Limited in Kwara State Polytechnic where he was employed as the Chairman of Governing Council and Chairman of Tenders Board, and employed as the Chairman of Governing Council and Chairman of Tenders Board, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 9(1)(a0 and punishable under Section 9(1)(b) of the Corrupt Practice and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.

    That you Salman Sulaiman (a.k.a SALIMAN SULAIMAN) (M), on or about 11th February 2015 or thereabout did, without lawful authority or reasonable excuse offer the sum of 5,000,000 (Five Million Naira), through your company Namylas Nigeria Ltd to Dr. Saadu Ayinla Alanamu the Chairman of Governing Council and Chairman of Tender Board of Kwara State Polytechnic as a reward for his using influence in procuring a contract for Namylas Nigeria Ltd in Kwara State Polytechnic, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 22(1)(a)(i) and punishable under Section 22 (6) of the Corrupt Practice and Other Related Offences Act,2000.

    That you Namylas Nigeria Ltd, on or about 11th February 2015 or thereabout, at Ilorin did corruptly give monetary benefit to Dr, Saadu Ayinla Alanamu, Chairman of Governing Council and Chairman of Tenders Board, Kwara State Polytechnic, through your Guaranty Trust Bank Account, the sum of 5,000,000 (Five Million Naira) for acting in his official capacity as Chairman of Governing Council and Chairman of Tenders Board, and you thereby committed and offence contrary to Section 9(1)(a) and practices and Other Related Offences Act,2000.

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