While Nigerians groaned over epileptic power supply, one of the agencies under the Ministry of Power, Nigeria Electricity Management Services Agency under the leadership of its immediate past Managing Director, Engr. Ewesor diverted hundreds of millions of the agency’s fund via Skye Bank Account – EMSL Account No: 1771407417 in sponsoring the reelection bid of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Our investigation showed that between 2014 and 2015, Engr. Ewesor diverted Hundreds of Millions of Naira via Skye Bank to fund former President Jonathan’s campaign. He moved the funds through former President Jonathan’s Chief of Staff Mike Oghiadomhe when the company was still a Limited Liability Company.
Further investigation revealed that Engr. Ewesor, connived with the Executive Director, Corporate Services Directorate, Ms. Ikechi Nwosu allegedly moved the agency’s hospital equipment from the agency’s hospital in Enugu to its Abuja hospital, re-awarded same contract to Prime Tech Resources Ltd at the cost of N41m as if the equipment were newly acquired by the agency. This took place in March 2017.
Engr. Ewesor, according to our findings is currently lobbying for renewal of his tenure. Our investigation revealed that he had an understanding with one Mr. Oladimeji Soforowo, Chief of Staff to the Minister of Power Babatunde Fashola that if re-appointed, he would grant Mr. Soforowo the exclusive privilege of supplying all the transformers needed by the agency.
To cover his alleged atrocities, Engr. Ewesor was alleged to have usurped the duty of the Executive Director Finance by making himself one of the signatories to the agency’s accounts both with Skye Bank and other Banks. This contradicted the standard procedures of the agency.
As a last minute move, Engr. Ewesor is said to be destroying records that may expose all his shady deals. Investigation revealed that he got his loyalists in the agency to destroy every traceable record that may expose his alleged nefarious activities. Such include the reformatting of the agency’s computers and wiping off of all relevant information that may reveal his alleged atrocities while he held sway as the Managing Director.
It would be recalled that in a recent stakeholders’ event in Lagos, Fashola (By the persuasion) of his Chief of Staff refused to recognised the Ag. Managing Director of the Agency. He insisted that Eng. Ewesor was the only one known to him.
Engr. Ewesor rebuffed all the calls and texts made to his line when we sought to hear from him over the allegations.