Alleged N2.9bn Fraud: No Controversy over Monies Paid to Eunisell – Witness Tells Court

A prosecution witness, Mr. Daniel Meyachi has told a Federal High Court, in Lagos that for the past 15 years there has been no controversy over monies paid to Eunisell limited for the supply of addictive to his company, Ammasco International.

Meyachi who is the Chief Accountant of Ammasco stated this while giving evidence before Justice Ambrose Lewis Allagoa in the trial of Mr. Kenneth Amadi charged with alleged N2.9 billion fraud by the Attorney General for the Federation.

He told the court that he had known the defendant, Kenneth Amadi as the supplier of additives to Ammasco for the past 15 years.

According to him, it was the defendant that introduced Eunisell Ltd to his company stressing that ‘’we knew Eunisell Ltd through Kenneth who represented the company and at various times, and supplied additives to Ammasco International.

The witness further said, “The defendant has always ensured that we received Eunisell waybills, and payments were made for the supplies through an account given to us by the defendant as agreed”.

“I don’t know the owner of Eunisell Ltd, it is the defendant I know. All the money was actually paid through waybills. We do not have an invoice. I have not seen any of the invoices of Eunisell Ltd before. We use waybills”.

Under cross-examination, Mr. Meyachi said that throughout the transaction with the defendant, there had never been any dispute with the defendant, IDID, and Eunisell Ltd as regards supply, payment, or dispute as to the account.

He said that from the beginning of the relationship, they do not know the company Eunisell Ltd, adding that it is only Kenneth Amadi they know.

The witness confirmed before the court that Ammasco International is not owing Eunisell any amount.

Meyachi told the court that the Chairman of Ammasco is a business partner with Kenneth Amadi, adding that their relationship has been long.

He further confirmed that the Chairman of Ammasco told the defendant that he was going to pay Eunisell only through an account given to them by the defendant for the reason of trust and accountability.

When asked to say if Eunisell wrote any letter to Ammasco complaining that the defendant did not pay for the supplies, the witness answered ‘ Not at all.

In her testimony, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Department of Finance and Administration Force Headquarters, Abuja, Mrs. Ada Uche Anya told the court how she got a letter from the Attorney General for the Federation (AGF), directing her to review the first report of investigation in the petition against Mr. Kenneth Amadi.

She added that the report was submitted by the Special Fraud Unit, Force Headquarters Abuja to the Inspector General of Police.

According to her, there were some grey areas of the report that needed further investigation and review.

DCP Ada Uche Anya told the court that after the review of the report, she found out that the defendant Kenneth Amadi was an employee of Eunisell Ltd, that he rose to the position of CEO, that he floated a company IDID while still in the employment of Eunisell Ltd.

She said that her review showed that some payments were made into the Eunisell Diamond account by IDID and that Kenneth Amadi and Happiness Amadi were the owners of the said company..

When asked if she can identify the statements made by the defendant during the investigation, she said ‘Yes’.

Under cross-examination by the defence counsel Mr. O.J Akinwale, the witness confirmed she was enlisted in the police as a general duty police officer and not as a specialist.

She also confirmed that between 2016, 2017, and 2018, she worked with retired DIG Michael Ogbizi at Ikoyi, Lagos, worked in Abia and Delta State commands at various times within the period of the investigation.

Led in evidence by the prosecutor, Emmanuel Nwamadi said he is an account officer for 7 years with Access Bank.

He told the court that the complainant, Eunisell Ltd operates a corporate account with Diamond bank, now Access Bank in Nigerian Naira and U.S. dollar.

He said that payments were made into the account with the name IDID Nigeria Limited.

According to him, while the payments had narration, some had no narration, adding that the payments were processed as filled in the form by the person making the payments.

Under cross-examination by O.J. Akinwale, the witness admitted that he was not an account officer of Eunisell Ltd between 2006 and 2016.

The witness confirmed that the defendant is a customer of the bank. He further confirmed the statement of account of Eunisell Ltd tendered before the court and admitted as evidence.

When asked to confirm if there was any loan granted to the defendant recorded in the statement, the banker witness said he could not confirm.

With the cross-examination of the 5th witness, the prosecution told the court that it has closed its case.
Having closed its case, the defence counsel informed the court of his intention to file a No Case submission.

The matter was then adjourned till May 24 for further hearing and to enable parties to file and respond to processes. 

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