Fuel fraud: EFCC to arraign four more suspects

Soni Daniel

09 October 2012, Sweetcrude, ABUJA—THE NIGERIA’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will today arraign another set of four fuel subsidy suspects in Abuja over the alleged fraudulent claim of N1,051,030,434,63 from the government.

The suspects, who are to appear before Justice Adebukola Banjoko of the FCT High Court on a 17-count charge are AIhaji Saminu Rabiu, Jubril Rowaye, Alminnur Resources Limited and Brila Energy Limited.

Acting Head of Media and Publicity in EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the development last night.

The suspects are alleged to have fraudulently claimed the said amount from the Petroleum Support Fund over the supply of 10,000 metric tonnes of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS.

The commission had last Friday arraigned 13 suspects before a court in Lagos on similar charges.

They were Aro Samuel Bamidele, Abiodun Kayode Bankole, Ifeanyi Anosike, Emeka Chukwu, Ngozi Ekeoma, Alhaji Adamu Aliyu Maula, George Ogbonna and Emmanuel Morah.

The five companies involved are A.S.B. Investment Company Limited, Anosyke Group of Companies Limited, Dell Energy Limited, Downstream Energy Sources Limited and Rocky Energy Limited.

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  • It is pleasing to note that the EFCC continues to arraign more suspects who allegedly participated in the looting of our collective patrimony. We hope that prosecution of these cases would be pursued to a logical conclusion.