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

February 4, 2021

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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