IPMAN members detained by EFCC over alleged fraud, forgery

*EFCC Nigeria.

*EFCC Nigeria.

Kunle Kalejaye

21 August 2016, Sweetcrude, Lagos — Two members of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo and Danladi Pasali were detained by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC over alleged fraud and forgery of the Company Registration Documents with Corporate Affairs Commission,CAC.

The duo members of IPMAN was said to have been detained by EFCC for parading themselves as the Managing Director and the Company Secretary of AGGE REFINERY & PETROCHEMICAL COMPANY NIG LTD and CREEK REFINERY PETROCHEMICAL NIG LTD.

Chief Obasi Lawson, the National President of IPMAN while speaking on the allegation levied against his members, he said that the two members in person of Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo and Alhaji Danladi Pasali were arrested over alleged fraud and forgery of the company registration documents with CAC.

He said that the alleged directors of AGGE REFINERY & PETROCHEMICAL COMPANY NIG LTD and CREEK REFINERY & PETROCHEMICAL COMPANY NIG LTD petitioned the EFCC that their signature on all CAC documents were forged by Chief Bestman Anekwe, Elder Chinedu Okoronkwo and Alhaji Danladi Pasali who were the Chairman, Managing Director and the Company Secretary respectively.

Lawson urged the general public to be cautioned of any frivolous use of the above companies to transact businesses unknown to the directors.

He said that the operational activities of these companies in any form or colour either locally or internationally is illegal, null and void and of no effect.

Reliable sources in EFCC confirmed the arrest of Eiders Okoronkwo and Pasali over the alleged crime of fraud and forgery on Wednesday but were released Saturday night after interrogation.

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