Fuel subsidy scam: EFCC arraigns fresh suspects

Four companies and six individuals will be tried on Friday over the fuel subsidy scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has concluded arrangements to arraign fresh suspects in the ongoing trial of persons and organisations implicated in the fuel subsidy scam.

Four companies and six individuals will be arraigned on Friday before a Lagos High Court to be presided over by Judge Habeeb Abiru.

Among the individuals to be prosecuted are Ifeanyi Anosike, Emeka Chukwu, Ngozi Ekeoma, Adamu 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.

These suspects are among several suspects scheduled for arraignment by the Commission over the theft of N10.6billion in dubious subsidy claims.

Mr. Anosike of Anosyke Group of Companies, as well as Mr. Chukwu and Ms. Ekeoma of Dell Energy Limited will be arraigned on an eight-count charge bordering on conspiracy to obtain property by false pretence, forgery, and altering false documents to the tune of over N1.5 billion, being payments fraudulently received from the Petroleum Support Fund for a purported supply of 15 thousand metric tonnes of Premium Motor Spirit.

Also Adamu Maula of Downstream Energy Sources Limited, as well as George Ogbonna and Emmanuel Morah of Rocky Energy Limited, will be facing trial on an eight-count charge bordering on conspiracy to obtain property by false pretence; conspiracy to forge documents, forgery and altering false documents to obtain over N700 million being payments fraudulently received from the Petroleum Support Fund for a purported supply of over 14 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit.


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