In a series of fresh reports of allegations against the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and some top Nigerian government officials, it has been revealed that 48 million barrels of crude oil were diverted and sold by some undersigned officials of the NNPC in collaboration with some senior officials of the Buhari administration.
In the uncovered Nigerian oil heist, Africa Daily News, New York gathered that a Mexican oil company, Samano Sa Da CV opened up about the fraudulent oil sale when they encountered various ‘black market dealers’ overseeing millions of Oil barrels stored in different oil port locations in China.
Those fingered in this heist include Abba Kyari, the late chief of staff of President Muhammadu Buhari, and a top board member in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
Listing some of the ports which included Sinochem tanks in Zhoushan bonded area and Vishal star tanks holdings in China, the Mexican oil company stated with credible facts that the crude oil had been hijacked to china to enable easy negotiations and sale.
When the whistleblower, Samano Sa De CV alerted the government to the illegal diversion of the 48 million barrels of Nigeria’s crude oil from the Bonny Ligh oil rig, an unwritten agreement with some government officials that it would be paid the whistleblower compensation of five compensation was made, but through a back door deal, the crude oil was siphoned off anyway and the proceeds from that deal amounted to a whopping $2.5 billion dollars.
United States-based journalist Jackson Ude who led the exposé, showed some letters from the Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Mr. Mele Kyari, and Mr. Umar Mohammed acknowledging the heist and saying that it would be dealt with. He also revealed some letters from the whistleblower, Samano Sa De CV which held detailed information about the heist.
Revealing more crucial details, he showed pictures of the main partakers of the deal at the Milton hotel where it was arranged and the proceeds divided.
“In 2015, Buhari was talking about stolen crude oil which means he was aware of the deal”
“He did what any president would have done and asked his aides to go to China and try to stop and retrieve the oil before it would be hijacked again. ”
“He asked that the oil be returned back to Nigeria or sold and the proceeds returned back to the National coffers.”
“But none of these trusted allies could do that.”
“They decided to do the deal behind the president and make away with all the proceeds.”
The whistleblower, Samano Sa De CV has taken several legal steps to seek redress on how they were cheated out of their 5 percent remunerations for opening up about the deal.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK