|the late Dan-Tsoho|
The case against the heir-apparent to the impeached Adamawa State governor, Murtala Nyako, Abdul Aziz might be heading for the walls as the principal witness in the suit which is presently going tough, Maadai Dan-Tsoho is dead!
According to family sources, Mr. Dan-Tsoho died of asthma attack yesterday, Tuesday 24th of February 2015 in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.
The younger Nyako, Abdul-Aziz is being asked by the commission to explain how over N15 billion belonging to Adamawa State government was allegedly laundered into the accounts of five companies – Blue Opal Nigeria Limited, Crust Energy Nigeria Limited, Blue Ribbon Multilinks Limited, Tower Assets Management Limited and Blue Ribbon Bureau De Change – said to be owned by him.
The funds, National Enquirer gathered were transferred into his companies from the Adamawa state accounts in a new generation bank. They were transferred by the account officer who incidentally is the manager and an in-law to ex-Governor Nyako.
The EFCC had said the deceased claimed he transferred the funds after receiving verbal instructions from the former governor for purposes that were not stated.
It would be recalled that the late Dan-Tsoho came into prominence when he replaced Kashim Shetima, the current Governor of Borno State as the regional manager of Zenith Bank, North Eastern operations some years ago but was later fingered of allegations of shady practices at the bank.
Mr. Dan-Tsoho was testifying against Abdul-Aziz for the fraudulent deals that earned him a suspension from his banking position.
He was also discovered to have investments and major stakes in the new Azman Airlines, Azman petroleum and a chain of real estate holdings in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
He was also the owner of Dan Tsoho hotel, a high brow hotel in the Malamre District in Jimeta, Yola.
His death will definitely stall the criminal matter pending on former governor Nyako’s son who’s being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Abdul-Aziz was declared wanted by the EFCC after they instituted a case of stealing, abuse of office and money laundering.
He is currently being interrogated over alleged illicit funds traced to companies in which he has interest.