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Tuesday, 22 November 2016

EFCC re-arraigns Jide Omokore, 5 Others for diversion of $1.6bn

Chairman of Atlantic Energy Brass Development Limited and Atlantic Energy Drilling Concept Limited, Jide Omokore, was yesterday November 21st re-arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before Justice Nnamdi Dimbga of a Federal High Court in Abuja. He was re-arraigned along with Victor Briggs, Abiye Membere, David Mbanefo, Atlantic Energy Brass Development Limited and Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Limited.


 They were re-arraigned on a nine-count amended charge, of criminal diversion of about $1.6 billion alleged to be proceeds of petroleum products belonging to the federal government.

Count one reads: “That you Olajide Jones Omokore, Atlantic Energy Brass Development Ltd, Atlantic Energy Drilling Concept Ltd and Kolawole Akanni Aluko (now at large) between May and October 2013 within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, by false pretence and with intent to defraud, induced the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Federal Government of Nigeria to deliver to you 5,652,227 barrels of crude oil (Brass blend) amounting to the sum of US$616,013,615.27 (Six Hundred and Sixteen Million, Thirteen Thousand, Six Hundred and Fifteen US Dollars, Twenty Seven Cents) through the medium of contract, which delivery was induced by the false pretence to wit: that you had technical competence, professional skills and funds (both local and foreign) necessary to support NPDC in petroleum operation for the contract area and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 1 (1) (b) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act Cap. A6, 2010, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria and punishment under section 1(3) of the same Act.”

Count eight reads: “That you Victor Biggs (while being the Managing Director of the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, NPDC), Abiye Membere (while being the Group Executive, Exploration & Production of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC), David Mbanefo (while being Manager, Planning & Commercial of the Nigerian Petroleum Corporation, NNPC) and Diezani Alison-Madueke (at large) (while beingthe Minister of Petroleum Resources) between 2013 and 2014 within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, did abet the commission of money laundering by Olajide Jones Omokore, Atlanatic Energy Brass Development Ltd, Atlantic Energy Drilling Concept Ltd and Kolawole Akanni Aluko, and you thereby committed an offence contrary to section 18 (a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act 2011 (as amended and punishable under section 15 (3) of the same Act.”

They pleaded “not guilty” when the charges were read to them. In view of their plea, prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, SAN, urged the court to fix a date for the commencement of trial, and to allow the defendants to enjoy the bail earlier granted them by Justice Binta Nyako.

Counsel to the defendants did not object to the request of Jacobs, urging the court to accede to his request.

Justice Dimgba, thereafter fixed December 8, 2016 for hearing in the case, adding that: “I hereby adopt the bail terms as mine”. It would be recalled that Omokore and his co-defendants were first arraigned before Justice Nyako, on July 4, 2016, but the case file was afterwards transferred to Justice Dimgba by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court.

17 comments:

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Ok

Vivian Reginalds said...

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Iphie Abraham said...

Ok o,they always plead not guilty








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freeborn bamislam suani ahmad zinalima said...

Na today huh? They should add more money to it.TERRORIST BUHARI and u his thug efcc ARE U fools NOT TIRED OF ALL THESE NONESENC HUH? WHAT HAVE U ACHIEVE WITH ALL THESE NONSENSE IF NOT HARDSHIP,SCAM RECESSION AND FAMINE IS HIGH TIME WE GIVE U JUNGLE JUSTICE OO.
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#sad indeed

freeborn bamislam suani ahmad zinalima said...

Na today huh? They should add more money to it.TERRORIST BUHARI and u his thug efcc ARE U fools NOT TIRED OF ALL THESE NONESENC HUH? WHAT HAVE U ACHIEVE WITH ALL THESE NONSENSE IF NOT HARDSHIP,SCAM RECESSION AND FAMINE IS HIGH TIME WE GIVE U JUNGLE JUSTICE OO.
Shameless brain dead president.






















#sad indeed

livingstone chibuike said...

God go vindicate u from dis nuisance called efcc

Uju Phil said...

It's well!

Ogenah Boris said...

Okay

Juliet Iwuno said...

Ndi oshi! Linda take note!

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christie benjamin said...

OK.

Anonymous said...

I'm in tears seeing my baby happy and smiling eating what she's not suppose to eat yam and oil for three days now and she's just two .I can't even make stew or buy baby food for her or pampers she wears at night and I will have to wait till next month end before I get my salary is killing me. Pls I need help please. I hope and pray someone will reach out to me thank you. Amarachi96@yahoo.com

Eazzy Pompey said...

Pls what next. Prison or jail.

Gbenga Popoola said...

Neva a fan of jungle justice but jide omokore, patience jonathan, kolawole Aluko all shld be killed

Anonymous said...

I feel so sad for your parents.

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