$1.6bn Fraud: Court Grants Diezani’s Prayer, Strikes Out Fraud
A Federal High Court in Abuja has struck out the money laundering charges involving former Minister of Petroleum Diezani Allison-Madueke, which was brought alongside oil magnate, Jide Omokore and five others.
The judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, in his ruling, struck out the eighth count after hearing an application by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, who claimed she was indicted in the particular count. Diezani claimed she was not allowed to defend herself.
Others facing the charges include: former director of Exploration NNPC, Abiye Membere; the former Managing Director, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), Victor Briggs; Manager, Planning and Commercial of NNPC, David Mbanefo; Atlantic Energy Brass Development Limited, and Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Limited.