The Port Harcourt Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned one Ngozi Jonathan-Omo, managing director of Zeenel Concepts, for diverting N105, 000.000 (one hundred and five million naira) meant to train ex-agitators in Bayelsa state.

Ngozi Jonathan-Omo was arraigned before Justice B.O. Quadri of the Federal High Court sitting in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State on Wednesday.

According to EFCC, Ngozi Jonathan-Omo, in 2017, under the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), was awarded a contract for the empowerment of one hundred (100) Niger Delta youths of Bayelsa State origin on various farming activities at a contract sum of Three Million, Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N3,500,000.00) per delegate, bringing the total contract sum to Three Hundred and Fifty Million Naira (N350,000,000.00).

The said contract which was awarded to her company ‘Achievers Farm Nigeria Limited’ was to provide the trainees/beneficiaries refresher courses and purchase of plots of land, starter packs and equipments for different farming activities.

The Anti-graft agency revealed that “after receiving payments of about One Hundred and Seventy Five Million (N175,000,000.00), the project coordinator and representative of Achievers Farm Nigeria Limited, Mrs. Ngozichi Jonathan-Omo, who is also a signatory to the company’s account, conducted only refresher courses for the ex-agitators/beneficiaries and abandoned the project.


“Investigation revealed that the defendant diverted the sum of One Hundred and Five Million Naira (N105, 000,000.00) into her company, Zeenel Concepts Limited’s account with a new generation bank, for personal use,” the statement added.

Noting that her “offence is contrary to Section 1 (1) (a) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offence Act, 2006 and punishable under Section 1 (13) of the same Act, Justice Quadri ordered that the defendant be remanded at Okaka Correctional Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State while the matter was adjourned to June 2, 2023 for hearing,” EFCC reveals.

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