More facts emerged yesterday about how N60 billion pension fund was allegedly diverted by officials of the Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation (OHCSF). The Senate Committee investigating the management of the pension fund administration is set to submit its report. Former Director, Pension Account, in the office of the Head of Service, Dr. Shaibu Sani Teidi, told reporters in Abuja that contrary to the claim that N3.5 billion was involved in the HCSF pension fund scam, over N60 billion was actually at stake. Teidi denied that he bribed the Senate Committee probing pension fund management with $3 billion. He noted that he recovered over N40 billion diverted pension fund when he was director of Pension Account and gave the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) the list of people who perpetrated the fraud. He said when “some other monies also recovered are added to the N40 billion, we should be talking about over N60 billion diverted pension fund.” Apart from submitting the names of pension fund fraudsters to the EFCC, he said he also wrote to the National Security Adviser (NSA) on the issue. Teidi said the documents he submitted to the Senate probe panel contained over N40 billion stolen pension funds. Insisting that “some forces are bent on pulling me down,” he wondered why the EFCC refused to act on the “elaborate details I furnished the Commission with to aide investigation by officials.” Teidi said it was painful that the money he recovered was “frittered away in the name of biometric data capturing exercise.” He described biometric data capturing exercise as “a drain pipe, an exercise to siphon billions of pension funds abroad.” He said, “What is involved in the fraud is over N60 billion. The paper I submitted to the Senate committee contained over N40 billion but it was suppressed. ”I gave the EFCC a list of names with which the funds were looted and forwarded the same list to the NSA. ”The paper I presented was not considered and the people whose names appear on the list are walking free. ”I tendered how over N40 billion was recovered and also tendered how the money was stolen and diverted to private pockets especially through the so-called biometric data capturing exercise.” He noted that it was on record that in 2010, as director of Pension Account, he ensured that no kobo was lost. He described the $3 billion bribe allegation report as “part of the calculated attempt to smear my image and bring me down at all cost.” Teidi insisted that he did not give the Senate Committee any money either in local or foreign currency and challenged those behind the story to publish evidence to the contrary. He said: “You don't prosecute a man on the pages of newspapers. What we find in this country is ceremonial prosecution after which nothing else is heard. ”I state categorically that I did not give any money to anybody let alone giving money to the Senate committee. ”It is Shaibu today, it may be another person tomorrow. Decency demands that we should be objective in whatever we do. ”I am already being labeled a criminal without trial. I have been convicted without trial.” ”The publication that I bribed Senators with N43 billion is malicious and wicked in its entirety. Co-Chairman of the Committee probing the management of Pension Funds, Senator Kabiru Gaya, said the committee would submit its report tomorrow. Members of the committee, he said, planned to draw the attention of the Senate to the publication that they were bribed with $3 billion. He said that members of the committee were taken aback to read that they were bribed to the tune of $3 billion. Gaya said members of the committee would request the Senate to mandate its relevant committee to investigate the allegation.