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$1.4m scam: Documents raise fresh posers for Defence minister, others

Fresh documents about the controversy over an alleged $1.4m contract scam have indicated that the Minister of Defence, Brig. Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali (retd.), and two of his ministry’s officials, have not come clean about details of the contract.

The contract documents, obtained and published by an online newspaper, The Cable, on Thursday revealed that the ministry applied for and received approval for $1.464m from the Presidency for the United Nations’ project but awarded the said contract for $1m.

There was no explanation or record to show what happened to the balance of $464m.

The PUNCH had, based on a report by The Cable on line newspaper reported on Thursday that there was controversy over the contract.


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