Former NIMASA boss Raymond Omatseye to serve 5 years jail term for N1.5bn contract scam
The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced a former
Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration Safety Agency,
Raymond Temisan Omatseye, to five years in prison over a N1.5bn
contract scam. Omatseye was arraigned before the court today May 20 on a
27-count charge bordering on alleged contract variation, bid rigging
and awarding contract above his approval limit while he was in office.
Omatseye is accused of approving contract above the threshold level of
the agency. He was also convicted for bid rigging. Omatseye is also
alleged to have warded contracts to company that was the highest bidder
and not those pre-qualified for a contract.