Abuja - The Minister of Industries, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah, has denied any involvement in the alleged illegal repatriation of over $13 billion by telecom giant, MTN, Premium Times reports.
Enelamah was accused of collaborating with MTN to take the money out of Nigeria.
In his letter to the Senate committee investigating the allegations, Enelamah denied any involvement in the alleged repatriation.
In the letter HMITI/GEN.CORR./VOL.1/, dated October 7, Enelamah said that he was never involved with MTN as he had never been a director of the company.
He said he had neither had any engagement with the company nor earned dividends.
President Muhammadu Buhari's Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, was last month accused of collecting a N500m bribe from operators of MTN to help the telecommunications firm mitigate the fine imposed on it by the federal government according to News24.
Sources say the evidence was presented to President Buhari several times including during the Sallah holiday.
- News 24