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Whistleblower allegation of $1bn in Unity Bank account false ― Nigeria Port Authority

By obp001 • 2 weeks ago • 2723 views • 1034 comments

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has refuted claims that it has an account containing $1bn in Unity Bank Plc.

In a statement signed by the General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications of the NPA, Jatto Adams, the agency said that the account number being peddled in public glare by the whistleblower does not belong to the agency.

According to the NPA, “Media reports based on a petition by one Mr John Okpurhe to President Muhammadu Buhari, accusing the Attorney General of the Federation, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN)of allegedly refusing to reward him after exposing over $1bn supposedly hidden in an account with Unity Bank Plc by the Nigerian Ports Authority is false and baseless.

“Mr Okpurhe, claiming to be a whistleblower cited an account number: 0013680344 allegedly being operated by NPA but this account does not exist as evidenced by a letter from Unity Bank Plc.

“The NPA operates an account with Unity Bank Plc with account number: 0013670344 with a total sum of $1,057,772.03 (One Million, Fifty-Seven Thousand, Seven Hundred and Seventy-Two Dollars, Three Cents) as of December 4, 2019, and not $1,034,515,000.00 (One Billion, Thirty-Four Million, Five Hundred and Fifteen Thousand United State Dollars) as alleged by the petitioner

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