Journalist Accuses A.A Oil Boss, Aliyu Abubakar of Threat To Life
The Publisher of National Waves Magazine, Mr. Jimmy Enyeh has raised an
alarm over the incessant threats to his life and that of his family from
agents of the Chairman/CEO of A.A Oil Ltd, Alhaji Aliyu Abubakar, over an
article titled “A.A Oil boss in N650million Scam,” published in the
September 2014 edition of the magazine.
Enyeh said that since the magazine hit the newsstands, he has received
numerous calls from anonymous callers threatening to kill him and members
of his family over the publication.
“These anonymous callers called me severally, intimidated, bullied and
threatened me over the said publication. I was told to watch my back as
they are after me and my family members”, he said.
Enyeh stressed that he took the threats with a pinch of salt until
recently when some unidentified young men in a black colored Toyota SUV
started trailing him.
“Just recently, whil driving home, I noticed a black Toyota SUV trailing
me from my office. It was night and so I could not see the plate number. I
decided to make a detour to somewhere else, parked, walked out of my car
and entered a store. I watched them from the store for almost thirty
minutes before they left.”
Enyeh recalled that before the said story was published, he wrote a letter
dated 01/09/2014 to Alhaji Abubakar requesting to confirm the allegations
of collecting the sum of N650million for unexecuted contracts in 2002 but
up till the time of going to press on September 22, 2014, he did not
respond to the letter.
On 29th September 2014, the AA Oil boss wrote a letter to National WAVES
through his lawyer demanding for proof of the published story.
National Waves told Aliyu in a reply that AA Oil allegedly collected part
of the money from the office of the Head of Service.
Enyeh argued that while it the most uncivilized to threaten journalists
for their work, Alhaji Aliyu should rather go to court to if he feels
aggrieved and maligned by the story.
Alhaji Abubakar Aliyu, an oil magnate whose investments span various
economic sectors around the world and properties litter major cities of
the globe was recently linked to the Malabu oil scandal.
According to Reuters, more than half of the N171.32 billion ($1.1 billion)
paid to Malabu Oil and Gas for the procurement of one of Nigeria's richest
oil fields, OPL 245 by Shell and Eni was used to bribe Nigerian
politicians and intermediaries who helped to secure the controversial
deal. Aliyu was linked to the deal.
Aliyu had once been linked with shady deals with former Governor Diepreye
Alamieyesiegha. He allegedly transferred several Billions of Naira into
offshores accounts belonging to him and the former Governor, according to
For instance a source said for some of the transactions he reportedly
handled on behalf of Mr. Alamieyesiegha concerning the payment of
£475,724.08 from his HSBC account in London, he was rewarded with a top
notch contract to build Governor's lodge and the Deputy Governor's Lodge
in Abuja for an over invoiced unbelievable N4.8 Billion ($40 Million).
Again in 2002, pointblanknews.com learnt that Aliyu assisted
Alamieyesiegha to illegally ship out of Nigeria monies stolen from public
coffers amounting to £420, 000. Destination was London. The money was
lodged into Aliyu's account in Midland Bank London from where it was later
transferred to Alamieyesiegha's account in the same bank.
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