An Ikeja High Court has fixed November 26 for the re-arraignment of Mamman Ali, son of a former Peoples Democratic Party National Chairman, Sen. Ahmadu Ali, and three others for alleged fuel subsidy fraud.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the defendants were scheduled to be re-arraigned before Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo on Monday but the court could not sit as expected.
The son of the former PDP chairman was initially arraigned on July 26, alongside Christian Taylor and Nasaman Oil Services, for an alleged N2.2 billion fuel subsidy fraud.
He and his co-defendants had pleaded not guilty to the charge and were granted bail in the sum of N20 million each.
However, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had on October 30 informed the court of the prosecution’s intention to re-arraign the defendants on an amended charge.
EFCC counsel, Mr. Francis Usani, had said the amended charge would enable the anti-graft agency to join another oil marketer, Oluwaseun Ogunbambo, as a co-defendant in the matter.
Usani had claimed that Ogunbambo was involved in some of the transactions and that joining him in the trial would be in the interest of justice.
In the amended charge of 13 counts, the EFCC alleged that the defendants were involved in subsidy fraud amounting to about N4.4 billion.
The anti-graft agency alleged that the defendants had conspired to obtain the money from the Federal Government for the purported importation of 30.5 million litres of Premium Motor Spirit.
It said the alleged offences were perpetrated between 2010 and 2012.
The EFCC said their alleged offences contravened Sections 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act of 2006.
According to the agency, they also contravened Sections 467 and 468 of the Criminal Code Laws of Lagos State 2003.
Headlines Newsview all
Rate this article
- Video Footage Of 2nd Jos Bomb Blast
- Listen To Leaked Call Of Jim Iyke Cursing Out Emma Agu
- Wale Expected Back In Nigeria Soon To Release A Track With Olamide
Certainly this is not the best of the moments for popular, Nollywood star, John Okafor (aka Mr. Ibu). The reason for his sad mood is not ...
My name is Cynthia Morgan and I am 23 years old. I am a musician and I was raised by a single mother, Sherifat Morgan ...
To the utmost surprise of his fans, multi-talented artiste, Jesse Abaga aka Jesse Jagz, returned to his former label, Chocolate City, after a three-year hiatus. Although ...
A former Minister of Petroleum, Prof. Tam David-West, has replied the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, over her ...
Emmanuel Adejumo who goes by the stage name Boy Salah is the son of renowned artiste and comedian, Moses Adejumo, alias Baba Salah. In this ...
Love is beautiful thing, they say. For Ghollywood actor Chris Attoh who got married to his Nigerian sweetheart Damilola Adegbite a few weeks ago life, ...
Few weeks after the defeat suffered by the president and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, during the March 28 and April 11 elections, he ...
Just yesterday, Nollywood actress, writer and producer, Ivie Okujaye who began her journey into holy matrimony with a traditional wedding in Abuja, home of her ...