FUEL SUBSIDY SCAM: EFCC READY TO ARRAIGN ADDITIONAL SUSPECTS
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says it could tomorrow arraign some fresh suspects implicated in the fuel subsidy scam.
In a press statement today, the commission said it plans to bring before Justice Habeeb Abiru of the Lagos High Court Ifeanyi Anosike, Emeka Chukwu, Ngozi Ekeoma, Alhaji Adamu Aliyu Maula, George Ogbonna and Emmanuel Morah. The companies involved are Anosyke Group of Companies Limited, Dell Energy Limited, Downstream Energy Sources Limited and Rocky Energy Limited.
It said that the suspects are among several suspects scheduled for arraignment by the Commission over the theft of N10.6billion in dubious subsidy claims.
Anosyke Group of Companies, Ifeanyi Anosike, Dell Energy Limited, Emeka Chukwu and Ngozi Ekeoma will be arraigned on an eight count charge bordering on conspiracy to obtain by false pretence; forgery and uttering false documents to the tune of N1.53 billion, being payments fraudulently received from the Petroleum Support Fund for a purported supply of 15,000 metric tonnes of Premium Motor Spirit.
The statement also said that Downstream Energy Sources Limited, Alhaji Adamu Aliyu Maula, Rocky Energy Limited, George Ogbonna and Emmanuel Morah will be facing trial on an eight count charge of conspiracy to obtain property by false pretence; conspiracy to forge documents, forgery and uttering false documents to the tune of N789, 648,329.25, being payments fraudulently received from the Petroleum Support Fund for a purported supply of 14,273,0227 litres of Premium Motor Spirit.