How Top-Ranked Police Officer Connived With Some Crooks That Bankrupted ASO Savings & Loans
Elombah.com is in possession of an earnest appeal by a concerned citizen, Hajia Maimuna Sanda Aliyu, who was a former senior staff in ASO Savings & Loans [ASL] Plc., for the police to investigate SP Taiwo Oyewale for misleading the Federal Government of Nigeria.
In our previous report, Elombah.com documented how several individuals, in connivance with top employees, perpetrated some organised, massive corruption and bankrupted Aso Bank.
Some individuals mentioned in the act include former chairman of Skye Bank, Mr Tunde Ayeni, CEO of Capital Oil and Gas, Mr Ifeanyi Ubah, former MD of Aso Savings & Loans Plc., Mr Hassan Usman, son of former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory [FCT], Bala Mohammed, Shamsuddeen, and a host of others.
The report further showed how some of the above-mentioned bigwigs masterminded an attack against the person of Hajia Maimuna Sanda Aliyu, when she blew the lid open on the said perpetrators.
However, instead of seeking redress in the law courts in the event of perceived malpractice, they took to cheap blackmail, intimidation and name-calling.
Consequently, Hajia Maimuna Aliyu’s residence and the residence of her son both located in Abuja were picketed simultaneously in the morning of Saturday, June 17, 2017, by ASL staff allegedly at the instigation of Tunde Ayeni and Hassan Usman.
The marauders, nevertheless, are far from done with their blackmailing and intimidation antics.
Evidence available to Elombah.com shows that they went farther to connive with the police officer that investigated and exonerated Hajia Maimuna Aliyu in 2015, SP Taiwo Oyewale in a farcical show of shame.
Recall that on the police report written by SP Oyewale, they confirmed receipts for the Jahi land but claimed at a loss or so.
One then wonders how a financial institution, entrusted with the lives and savings of hardworking Nigerians, will claim ignorance of a sold property after confirming receipts for the said land if not crass incompetence.
Worst case scenario was the approach by the investigating police officer, SP Taiwo.
It beats the imagination how an officer will, after completing an investigation assigned by a superior, instead of reverting back to the superior with the result of the said investigation, reported same to the bank officials who are already suspects in the same deal.
In the words of Hajia Aliyu, ‘who has the prosecuting powers to charge her to court, the POLICE or the MD of ASO savings Plc?’
Moreover, the report has no file nor volume number as is normal with such reports.
Worse yet, how could the report of a matter purportedly investigated in 2015 now be dated May 2017 by SP Oyewale?
It is in view of the above inconsistencies that Hajia Aliyu took out time from her busy schedule to write the following appeal asking the police hierarchy to investigate SP Taiwo Oyewale –
– First, for misleading her superiors in particular,
– Secondly, for smearing the image of the Nigeria Police Force, and,
– lastly, for jeopardizing the integrity of the Federal Government of Nigeria, as the police is an agency thereof.
After perusing through the appeal, the responsible police officer will no doubt be compelled to take punitive actions against the culpable officer.
The appeal reads in full:
APPEAL FOR THE POLICE TO INVESTIGATE SP TAIWO OYEWALE FOR MISLEADING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA
Further to my earlier reaction to the allegation levelled against me and which was given as the reason for standing down my nomination into the ICPC, I have taken time to dig further into the issues and find it necessary to update the public on some salient but germane points that will expose the truth of the matter.
It is true that Aso Savings & Loans put up for sale some plots of land in Jahi, Abuja to close the gap in her liquidity owing to huge sums of money she donated to fund a Presidential Candidate in 2011 Presidential election.
It is also true that as at the time when these assets (3 plots of land) were put up for sale by Aso Savings and Loans, I was the Executive Director in charge of marketing in the bank and so was involved in marketing of the sales which was effectively consummated through some middle men.
It is worthy to note that by 2013 when I voluntarily resigned from the Board of the bank, the transaction involving the said three plots of land in Jahi had been concluded, my resignation accepted and no allegation was levelled against me.
The Bank continued sales of other plots which had nothing to do with me thereafter.
It took ASO Savings & Loans two years to Petition the Nigeria Police in November 2015. This matter was thoroughly investigated and I was not found culpable.
The Police Investigating Team (IG Monitoring Unit) was led by SP Taiwo Oyewale.
All parties were advised to go and settle the matter in the underlying civil case, that the matter is civil in nature.
If it will take two years for a Bank to know there is something wrong in its system it clearly shows a lapse in the system which invariably means depositors funds are not safe with the Bank.
Dissatisfied with the recommendations of the Police Investigation led by SP Taiwo Oyewale the bank in July 2016 took yet another petition to the same IG monitoring Team which was submitted in July 2016 and another petition sent to ICPC on the same facts on the 15th of December 2016.
Again, the Police and ICPC asked all parties to settle the matter through the underlying civil case pending before Justice Venda.
Thereafter, upon hearing of my nomination to the ICPC Board, my enemies at ASO misrepresented the facts in disseminating that I am being investigated by the ICPC whereas the ICPC had asked all parties to settle via the pending civil case because the matter is civil in nature.
Disseminating wrong information that am being investigated by the ICPC would negatively affect my appointment into same board for sake of conflict of interests.
Also, Kunle Adedigba rushed to SP Taiwo Oyewale of the IG Monitoring Unit to issue a fake report of investigations hence the report was addressed to him and not the IGP, Taiwo’s boss. There are issues that raise curiosity on the said report namely:-
The report has no file nor volume number as is normal with such reports.
This is a report of a matter purportedly investigated in 2015 but now dated May 2017 by SP Taiwo Oyewale.
The report was addressed to the MD of Aso Savings who is her pay master and not the appropriate supervisory officer and or the IGP.
The report recommended to the MD of ASO that I should be charged to court. The question is who has the prosecuting powers to charge me to court the POLICE or the MD of ASO savings PlC?
It is also worthy of note that the buyers of the said plots paid to Aso savings, and Kunle Adedigba is fully aware and is even processing the release of C of O on behalf of the customers. The ICPC is fully in the picture and this can be verified independently.
I am appealing to the IGP to investigate SP Taiwo Oyewale and reprimand her thereafter for embarrassing the Police Force.
SP Taiwo Oyewale acted in an unprofessional manner which has brought shame to the Nigeria Police at the time when the Present IGP is making all efforts to sanitise the system.
Bad eggs like SP should be flushed out before she infests others. Report like this can only be written if there is preconceived goal.
Her conduct is very disgraceful, improper and unbecoming of a police officer and clearly shows unfitness to be an officer in Nigeria Police.
It is also a breach of trust placed in an officer by virtue of her position to be impartial.
Mr Kunle Adedigba should not be allowed to go free as he contributed in embarrassing the Police Force and Federal Government of Nigeria.
He acted in the most despicable manner and unbecoming of an MD of a Bank. No wonder the Bank is where it is today.
I want to appreciate all well-meaning Nigerians and anti-corruption crusaders who have shown great concern and understanding with me since this matter first came to the public domain.
Like I said in my earlier release, no matter how long it takes, the truth must be known at last.
It is not about the appointment but about the truth and to expose our economic saboteurs and people who just rush to social media to make wild allegations against innocent people.
Find attached a copy of SP Taiwo’s report to the MD/CEO of ASO savings and loans plc for your perusal and further necessary action sir:
ABOUT KUNLE ADEDIGBA
Mr. Adekunle Demola Adedigba, also known as Kunle, serves as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at Union Homes Savings and Loans Plc.
Mr. Adedigba serves as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director at ASO Savings & Loans PLC. He has been Acting Managing Director at ASO Savings & Loans PLC since July 29, 2016.