£2,5bn Scam: Court Admits More Evidence against Petro Union Oil And Gas, Others

February 4, 2021
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The ongoing trial of Petro Union Oil and Gas Company Limited, Abayomi Kukoyi, Prince Kingsley Okpala, Prince Chidi Okpalaeze, and Prince Emmanuel Okpalaeze before Justice A.M. Liman of a Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, on an amended 13-count charge bordering on conspiracy, obtaining by false pretence, attempt to steal, and forgery to the tune of £2,556,000,000 (Two Billion Five Hundred and Fifty-Six Million Pounds) continued on February 3, 2021 with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC presenting its seventh witness. 

The witness, Shamsudeen Abu Lili, a Senior Manager with the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC Maitama, Abuja, was led in evidence by prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Jacobs, SAN.

Shamsudeen told the Court that the CAC received a request from the EFCC hinged on an investigation involving Petro Union Oil and Gas.

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