Ekiti Probe Panel: Coscharis Motors’ official opens up, says “Fayemi gave verbal contract to supply 156 vehicles” +17 vehicles missing

 

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As the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by the Ekiti State

government to investigate the finances of the state under the

administration of Dr. Kayode Fayemi continued its proceedings today,

an official of Coscharis Motors Nigeria Limited, Mr. Justin Ighene has

said that the company was awarded contract to supply 156 vehicles

verbally and that 17 vehicles were presented to the government as

gifts.

 

Counsel to Coscharis Motors Nigeria Limited, Mr Jiya Peter guided the

witness in presenting the document he submitted before the commission.

 

Mr Ighene said Coscharis Motors was only given letter of award of

contract to supply 59 vehicles while 156 vehicles were supplied based

on verbal directive from Dr Fayemi.

 

Ighene’s evidence contradicted a letter written by Coscharis Motors to

the Ministry of Local Government dated May 2, 2014.

 

Counsel to the commission, Mr Sunday Bamise led Mr. Shittu Rotimi who

is the Principal Technical Officer in the General Administration

Department, Transport Pool, Government House, Ado-Ekiti in reading out

the content of the exhibit he tendered yesterday.

 

Mr. Shittu who is in charge of procurement, furniture and

distributions of the state’s vehicles maintained that 219 vehicles

were received by his office and not 235 as indicated in Coscharis

Motors letter to the Ministry of Local Government dated May 2, 2014.

 

Other witnesses who appeared before the commission yesterday and cross

examined today were Mr. Samuel Akinjide Akinleye of the Local

Government, Community Development and Chieftaincy Title and Mr. Shola

Ogunmiluyi.

 

The Chairman of the  Commission, Justice Salias Oyewole adjourned the

proceedings till Friday, September 8, 2017 for further proceedings.

 

 

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