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N1.5trn money laundering allegation: EFCC may go after Pointblank’s Jackson Ude

Chidi Ogbuokiri

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) would soon go after Mr. Jackson Ude, publisher of Pointblank News over the false and misleading story he tweeted several times using the handle @jacksonpbn.

He further published the story in the Pointblank News, alleging that the sums of N1.5 trillion and another US$9,557,312.50 were traced to the personal account of the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh.

This came as the NIMASA helmsman National Mail gathered was very unhappy over the false report even as our investigation has revealed that Jackson Ude mixed up the name of one Hamza Ibrahim Jamo, an NNPC retiree with that of the NIMASA boss.

To this end Dr Jamoh has written to the EFCC to thoroughly investigate the matter.

The letter reads in part: “I write to bring to your attention the attached online publications and tweets that have gone viral since Friday 21st of May, 2021. The publications emanated from series of tweets of one Jackson Ude

“The allegation of money laundering which impugn my integrity, character and family name have been circulating on the social media also suggested that the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria be invited by Security Agencies to give reasons why such huge sums of money was transferred to my personal account instead of the Treasury Single Account.

“In view of this weighty allegation and the insidious and pernicious damaging effect on the government and the country, I hereby request that a thorough and painstaking investigation be carried by your commission with a view to unraveling the truth or accuracy of the allegation. This is to put the record straight in the public domain, please,” he pleaded with the EFCC.

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