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Four suspects arraigned over alleged illegal oil deal in Lagos

by Damilola Agekameh

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned four men on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, before a Federal High Court in Lagos, over alleged 3,911 metric tonnes of the illicit oil deal. 

The EFCC charged UkwuomaAhamefula, Nelson Omeogor, Evans Efemuaya, Jude Eghreriniovo and a ship, MV Tim Begele with three counts of conspiracy, unlawful deal and attempt to unlawfully export petroleum products.

Justice Mohammed Liman, who ordered that the defendants be remanded, pending hearing in the bail application.

The EFCC counsel, Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo, in the charge alleged that the defendants committed the offence on Dec. 3, 2019.

The anti-graft agency alleged that the defendants conspired and attempted to export 3,911 metric tonnes products of petroleum without authorisation.

The offence, he said, contravened the provisions of sections 1, 1(17), and 1(19) of the Miscellaneous offences Act Cap M17 Laws of the Federation 2004.

Liman adjourned the case until April 1.

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