Judge convicts another fuel subsidy suspect

High court

An Ikeja Division of the Lagos High Court has convicted Rowaye Jubril and his company, Brila Energy Ltd, on 13 counts of fuel subsidy fraud.

Justice Lateefa Okunnu sentenced Mr. Jibril to 10 years in prison, and made an order of restitution for his company to refund N963.7 million to the Nigerian government.

The defendants were first arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in November 2012.

The conviction comes weeks after the judge convicted Walter Wagbatsoma, Adaoha Ugo-Ngadi, and their company, Ontario Oil and Gas, for fuel subsidy fraud.

Details later….


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  • emmy

    SAI BABA!!

  • Degemstone

    More of this ruling in favour of the oppressed.

  • Julius

    Good deed ! .Part of the change we voted for .

  • persona

    Since 2012, its obvious that the former government stood down all these cases and the prosecution institution which is EFCC.
    The renewed fight and follow through with EFCC and the good judge’s ability to do right should be applauded.

  • Doffi Atoshi

    Magu them!

  • Paul

    Wonderful development. Patiently awaiting conviction of mahmoud tukur of eterna energy.

    Sai baba buhari.

  • Emeka

    Please, people with good conscience and moral values, kindly answer these few questions with all honesty! With the recent convictions on fuel subsidy thieves, could it be said that this man magu falls short or may be found wanting in discharging his duty excellently well in the fight against corruption?

    Are we going to fold our hands and allow few criminals in the NASS or out the of NASS take away our best opportunity to setting the ball rolling in building a vibrant and internationally respected institution like the EFCC, pls answer me with all honesty? Even if you are a devil, just think about the next generation, and eschew every form of bitterness and say yes to magu, as as to build other incorruptible leader would take over from where magu would stop.

    If we allow this to happen, anyone who might eventually take over from magu would certainly drag his feet to avoid the treatment given to magu when asked or expected to fight the so-called untouchable thieves, No!! We won’t allow that to happen. They can’t get away with this….

    • A Aminu

      Emeka, the truth is, there is nothing we can do about it. We have a president who is not in charge or full control of the government. I also smell dishonesty in the president, especially in how he allowed the DSS which he control, to write a letter so damning about his nominee. No organ of government, or an appointee has the power to write to the senate, but the president. Was the president sleeping when DSS wrote a bad report about an appointee of the president.
      I see dishonesty in the president for presenting Magu his his right hand, and allowing a damning report written about him with his left hand.
      My advise here is we should wait and see what comes out of the matter as the presidency is awaiting for the senate communication on disqualification of Ibrahim Magu.

  • zacchaeus Akinleye

    A spectator nation watching EFCC Chairman Magu being trampled by dirty lawmakers is unfit for the title of “good citizenry”. Nigeria, wake up and claim your country from the paws of this “Evil Assembly”!!!!

    • Hassan Lawal

      Cant get it,how do you mean “evil assembly” i thought they are labeled “distinguished”…my brother,we should not deceive ourselves,Nigerian merit this kind of “evil assembly”..just look around you and you’ll agree with me that we deserve the kind of government we get
      …they are not evil,but people that are crafted and created by this same society of ours, and they are not foreigners ,but people we have elected and if you have the same opportunity like they do,i can bet you’ll behave the same way,….shikena!!!

      • A Aminu

        I don’t agree with a bit of what you are saying. We cannot all be hopeless as you painted the picture. Why should you behave like these unprincipled senators, if you had a chance. There are good lawmakers in both houses, the only problem is, there are more crafty,I’ll meaning, I’ll intending legistilators than the good one. If you notice, quite a number of the senators were not happy the way Ibrahim Magu of the EFCC was treated. The few good principled one just kept quite, bcos they know the game plan. Magu it was who in 2007 investigated the senate president, Bukola Saraki and Magu paid dearly. Arrested, jailed, demoted in the police force, before he was finally freed by the Supreme Court. That bad blood is there. Saraki dished out a large amount of money to get Magu not cleared. He spent quite a lot of money within the senate, and DSS.

        • Hassan Lawal

          …really..you mean there are few good and principle ones in those Houses…c’ommmmon..get out of here!!!..you just an innocent person with a good heart..but really,how come the few good ones kept quiet and allowed the big bad chunk to carry out their plans all the time?
          ….my dear,you cant find a single good one amongst those rouges,some people thought Tinubu’s wife crew(Marafa and Ali, et al) were fighting for Nigerians, not until Saraki gave them juicy slots…that is Nigerian for you o, and i so much believe in that belief that we deserve the kind of leadership we get..not that we are wicked,but because that’s whom we are as a black race,we are greedy and greed is more wicked than wickedness itself.

          • A Aminu

            Don’t generalize nor mention names. But all 109 can’t be that bad. Please give credit where it is due. I still know quite a number of good senators that can stand the test of responsible, good mannered, and character wise.

  • Excellent!

  • The EFCC under Magu keeps securing high profile convictions, making a huge success of our fight against corruption. This makes one wonder the true reasons behind our senate’s rejection of Magu as the EFCC boss.