By Osaze Omoragbon
Nigeria’s recent victory against the Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID) in a UK court will result in may people going to prison says Professor Itse Sagay, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC). A UK court had granted reliefs sought by Nigeria against P&ID after it determined that Nigeria “had established a strong prima facie case that the Gas Supply and Processing Agreement (GSPA) was procured by bribes paid to insiders as part of a larger scheme to defraud Nigeria”.
In a telephone interview with TheEconomyng, Professor Sagay who spoke on burning national issues says P&ID which is an unknown company and which is suspiciously registered in a tax haven came to Nigeria to Nigeria with the intention of defrauding the country with the help of unscrupulous Nigerians especially in the ministry of Justice. “P&ID is registered in the virgin Island and only crooks register their companies in tax havens” Sagay says.
“Why leave your country in Ireland and go and register company in the British Virgin Islands if you don’t have criminal intentions” he asks. He said the P&ID case is not the first time such is happening in Nigeria where disgruntled Nigerians side with foreign interests to rip off the commonwealth of Nigeria. “Some staffs of the ministry of justice are working against the interest of this country. The Malabu case is still fresh. A former Attorney general is being prosecuted for collecting bribes in Millions of dollars” he says. “The EFCC is already on the matter and a lot of people will go to prison for it” he says. The legal scholar also bared his mind on subsidy removal, investigation of EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) opposition to Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS) among others. Watch out for the interview.