Subsidy Scam: EFCC Arraigns More Suspects in Abuja

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In continuation of the on going prosecution of individuals and organisations indicted in the fuel subsidy scam, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission will on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 arraign three new suspects before a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Abuja.

Those to be arraigned are Helyn Aninye, Chizobam Ben – Okafor and Pon-Specialized Services Limited.

The trio will be docked on an 18 count charge bordering conspiracy and obtaining under false pretence.

They allegedly obtained N1, 413, 507. 951. 50 ( one billion, four hundred and thirteen million, five hundred and seven thousand, nine hundred and fifty one naira, fifty kobo)  from the federal government  as subsidy from the Petroleum Support Fund , purportedly for the importation of15,000 metric tonnes of Premium Motor Spirit ( petrol).


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