Ekiti Probe Panel: Coscharis Motors’ Official Says “Fayemi Gave Verbal Contract to Supply 156 Vehicles”, 17 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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