A solar electric firm, known as Zimmerman Brothers Nigeria Limited has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged non-payment of N56, 200, 000. 00 after due completion of the contract for erecting 300 solar poles in Enugu and Anambra states.
According to the documents made available to LEADERSHIP in Abuja by one Lanre Issa, on behalf of the Zimmerman brothers, the firm is seeking EFCC’s intervention to investigate and probably compel the office of the senior special assistant to the president on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), to pay his client, the balance of N56, 200, 000 . 00; being payment for his duly executed contract.
The document revealed that one Simon Aboki, acting on behalf of one Dr Tamama Jamagbo, who is a contractor with the office of the MDGs had contracted Zimmerman brothers to execute a contract of installing 906 worth N181, 200, 000. 00 in five states.
However, on completion of the project and proper ratification, the sum of N125, 000, 000. 00 was paid to the Zimmerman brothers, leaving the balance of N56, 000, 000. 00.
The Zimmerman brothers is asking the EFCC to investigate the case of diversion of awarded contract, collection of payments prior to execution of job, awarding contract to companies with fictitious addresses without following due process and inflation of contract by 200 per cent.
However, when Dr Jamagbo was contacted for comment, she stated that the contractors did not fully carry out the job given to them according to the stipulated plan.