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Fuel subsidy probe: Suspects to be arraigned soon – EFCC

Oscarline Onwuemenyi

17 July 2012, Sweetcrude, ABUJA — CHAIRMAN of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, says investigations into the cotroversial fuel subsidy payments by the commission would soon be completed and those indicted arraigned in court.

Lamorde stated this when the President of Campaign for Democracy, CD, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, paid him a courtesy visit at the commission’s headquarters, in Abuja, noting that the commission was not unmindful of the clamour by Nigerians for action by the EFCC on the matter.

He said the complex nature of the nation’s oil and gas industry required that more time be taken to properly investigate the subsidy morass.

According to Lamorde, considerable amount of work has been done in the investigation of the fuel subsidy payments, adding: “The EFCC is avoiding media feast. That is why we are conducting the investigations and interrogations quietly, so as to have a smooth outcome. Very soon, some officials will be taken to court,” he said.

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