Fuel Subsidy Report:EFCC replies Abuja Lawyer,vows to investigate “all criminal allegations”


By Danlami Nmodu

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has responded to a seven-day ultimatum issued  by Abuja-based lawyer Usuagwu  Ugochukwu of the Victory and Rose Associates.The lawyer had given EFCC seven days within which it should prosecute all those indicted by the report of the fuel subsidy regime.Ugochukwu said if EFCC failed to act, he would proceed to court to compel the commission to act on the House of Representatives report.

Interestingly, the EFCC in a reply to Managing Partner,Victory and Rose Associates dated 23rd May 2012, acknowledged receipt of their letter.The EFCC  in it reply said it had written “to inform you that the commission will extend its investigation into all criminal allegations in the report”.

It may be recalled that Ugochukwu is the lawyer to Professor Cyriacus Njoku who is in court challenging President Goodluck Jonathan’s “third term” plot.

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Ugochukwu raised an alarm two days ago that he had received an un usual summons from ICPC,a move he said may have been part of a plot to intimidate and his associates ahead of the resumption of the suit against Jonathan.


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