Sat. Oct 23rd, 2021

Alleged N1.4bn Oil Subsidy Scam: EFCC Boss, Bawa, To Further Testify Against Nadabo

EFCC Bawa (Left) In Court Today

Alleged N1.4bn Oil Subsidy Scam: EFCC Boss, Bawa, To Further Testify Against Nadabo

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, today, appeared before Justice Sedoton Ogunsanya of the Ikeja High Court in Lagos, to testify as a key prosecution witness in an alleged N1.4 billion oil subsidy fraud case.

The EFCC is prosecuting the case against Nadabo Energy and its chairman, Abubakar Peters, for allegedly obtaining N1.4 billion from the Federal Government as oil subsidy using forged documents in 2015.

The defendants are also being accused of inflating the quantity of petrol purportedly supplied to the Federal Government to 14,000 metric tonnes.

Mr Bawa investigated the case when he was an operative of the EFCC.

At the resumption of trial today, the lead EFCC prosecutor, Mr Seidu Atteh, told the court that it was ready to proceed with the examination of Mr Bawa.

But, trial was stalled, as a result of the defendants’ counsel absent in court 

Justice Sedotan therefore adjourned the matter till tomorrow and warned that the defendants will defend themselves if their counsel fail to appear in Court. 

After the court proceeding, the EFCC boss told reporters that he was merely dehydrated when he slumped at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, during a public event, last week.

He also said he has been back on feet the same day that the incident happened