Nigeria: Fuel Subsidy Scam: EFCC re-arraigns Ahmadu Ali’s son, others

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Nov 26th, 2012

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, re-arraigned Mallam Nasir Ali, the son of a former chairman the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mallam Ahmadu Ali and three others before a  Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja over an alleged N4.4 billion fuel subsidy fraud.

The four defendants were re-arraigned before Jusice Adeniyi Onigbanjo on a 13-count charge of conspiracy, obtaining money under false pretence, forgery and the use of false documents.

One of the defendants, Abdulazeez Afis, was, however, not arraigned alongside others, as he was said to still be at large.

Others arraigned alongside Ali were Christian Taylor, Oluwaseun Ogunbambo and Nasaman Oil Services.

The anti-graft agency had initially arraigned Ali  alongside Christian Taylor and Nasaman Oil Services on July 26 for an alleged N2.2 billion fuel subsidy fraud before amending the charge to re-arraign the defendants.

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges and Justice Onigbanjo ordered that Ali and Taylor should continue to enjoy the N20 million bail earlier granted to each of them by the court in July.

He also fixed November 28 for ruling on the bail application filed by counsel for Ogunbambo, Mr Adebayo Adenipekun (SAN).


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