Arraignment of subsidy fraud suspects begins Reviewed by Momizat on . A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja on Thursday arraigned one of the oil subsidy fraud suspects, Abdulai Alao, who is the son of Arisekola-Alao, an Ibadan polit A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja on Thursday arraigned one of the oil subsidy fraud suspects, Abdulai Alao, who is the son of Arisekola-Alao, an Ibadan polit Rating:
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Arraignment of subsidy fraud suspects begins

A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja on Thursday arraigned one of the oil subsidy fraud suspects, Abdulai Alao, who is the son of Arisekola-Alao, an Ibadan politician.

Mr Alao was arraigned along with his company Axenergy by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 7 count of fraud.
The EFCC alleged that the suspect obtained the sum of two billion, six hundred and forty million naira (N2, 640, 000,000.00) being payments received from the Petroleum Support Fund for the purported importation of 33.3million litres of Premium Motor Spirit.

Counsel to the EFCC, Rotimi Jacobs proceeded with the arraignment after apologising to the court for the absence of the attorney general and Minister of justice, Mohammed Adoke Bello who failed to show up again after citing “pressing state matters” requiring his attention.

Meanwhile, Muhammad Tukur son of Bamanga Tukur the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman, is still in court waiting his turn to be arraigned

When the matter came up before Justice Habeeb Abiru of Ikeja High Court yesterday, Mr Jacobs informed the court of the absence of the Attorney General of the Federation, who he said wanted to personally lead the prosecution team.

Counsel to one of the defendants, who was also absent told the court that his client has not been served with the court processes but only got wind of the case informally.

The judge however granted bail to the arraigned and adjourned till August 1 2012.

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  • iakindele

    Nothing will come out from it. “You can fool some people some time, but you can not fool all the people all the time”. Foolish leaders. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QPXLLRYRCSCNLJQIY4FMG7TKYE bukky

    We know the case will soon be buried soon especially when all these big men pikin are involved just like Farouk Lawan’s case. So EFCC stop wasting your time and stop fooling us.

  • http://twitter.com/chucksharvey chukwuma harvey

    bukky i like the wise answer u gave ..thas wat i hav been sayin and no one seems to understand me well.this is all STAGE MANAGED..we r tired of the NEWS..its no  longer interesting

  • http://www.facebook.com/teejay.danesi Teejay Danesi

    It is all about one of those things. Those guys took advantage of what came their way. Anybody and even Jonathan would have done same.
    Besides, how could they have done it alone if not with the connivance of the relevant NNPC officials as well as the minister. So what are we talking about?
    Unless the government officials connected are equally prosecuted, it is all bullshit…Muhammed

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Oke-Cjbraimah/100000915086095 Oke Cjbraimah

    i sincerely have my doubts. once the euphoria is over, EFCC will bungle the case. trust me. i think the guy are arraigned as a result of public pressure. we no go see the head or tail of this cases i swear. i would, however,like to be proved seriously wrong.

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