BreakingNews 7/4/17 - Subsidy Scam: Another oil marketer sentenced to 10 years imprisonment

[ Masterweb Reports: Clement A. Oloyede reports ] - Justice Adebukola Banjoko of an FCT High Court sitting in Gudu has today sentenced an oil marketer, Jubril Rowaye to 10 years imprisonment for defrauding the Federal government of about N1.05bn under the Petroleum Subsidy Fund scheme.

 

In a judgment lasting over five hours, Justice Banjoko convicted Rowaye along with his company, Brilla Energy Limited and another firm, Alminnur Resources Limited, to which the permit to import 10,000metric tonnes of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) into Nigeria was issued in 2011.

 

The defendants were re-arraigned on amended charge on February 12, 2016 after the initial first defendant, the Director of Alminnur Resources Limited, ‎Alhaji Saminu Rabiu, had died after the prosecution closed its case after calling 12 witnesses.

 

*Photo Caption - Oil barrels

 
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