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EFCC To Arraign Oil Chiefs Over N168m Fraud

L-R: Danbaba, Mohammed & Nkwucha arrested by the EFCC

Kayode Adelowokan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is to arraign the Chief Executive Officer of Globtec Resources Limited, Joseph Idoko, and three others for offences bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false pretence.

L-R: Danbaba, Mohammed & Nkwucha arrested by the EFCC

L-R: Danbaba, Mohammed & Nkwucha arrested by the EFCC

The other suspects are Mahmud A. Mohammed, Chief Executive, Al-Maqarinaz International Limited, Ikechukwu Nkwoha-Philip and Ibrahim Ali, Chief Executive, Dano Interglobal Marine Services Limited.

This is according to a statement by Head, Media & Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, who said the suspects were picked up by operatives of the Commission following a complaint by the Chief Executive of Emex Oil Ndawta Ghana Limited, Ismaila Abdulgafar. The complainant alleged that, Idoko and his cohorts, who parade themselves as oil merchants, conspired and fraudulently collected $1m, the equivalent of N168 million from him for the supply of crude oil.

Abdulgafar stated that, the crude oil, Nigeria’s sweet crude, Bonny Light, was to be delivered through the vessel, MT AL-ALBAR but he later discovered that it was a phony deal as the vessel is non- existent.

The Commission has concluded investigation into the scam and, on May 15, 2014, filed three-count information at the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja.

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