EFCC to arraign four suspects in Abuja over petrol subsidy scam

 The trial of person and organizations allegedly involved in the fuel subsidy scam continues on Tuesday.The trial of persons and organisations indicted in the fuel subsidy scam will continue on Tuesday as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, will arraign two people and two companies before a Federal High Court, FCT, in Abuja.

These new set of suspects, Saminu Rabiu, Jubril Rowaye, Alminnur Resources Limited and Brila Energy Limited will on Tuesday, be brought before Adebukola Banjoko, Judge of the FCT High Court on a 17 count charge bordering on conspiracy and “fraudulently obtaining the sum of One Billion, Fifty One Million, Thirty Thousand, Four Hundred and Thirty Four Naira, Sixty Three Kobo from the Petroleum Support Fund as payment for the purported importation of 10,000 metric tonnes of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS.”

The commission arraigned thirteen suspects, including five companies, before Lagos courts on Friday, October 5, on similar charges. The suspects are Aro Bamidele, Abiodun Bankole, Ifeanyi Anosike, Emeka Chukwu, Ngozi Ekeoma, Adamu 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.

The companies paraded by the EFCC before the Federal High Court are facing trial for their roles in the corruption in the Petroleum Subsidy Fund that robbed the country of over N2.7 trillion.


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