Abuja - Eight suspects have been arraigned before the Federal High Court in Lagos on a five-count charge bordering on conspiracy and illegally dealing in petroleum products.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) named the suspects as Adedamola Ogungbayibi, Olaniran Olabode, Suraju Gasali, Moses Emmanuel, Wilson Bonsi, Padoun Kayode Jacob, Okparaodi Omaka Uche and Onyeogo Happy.
According to a statement by the commission, the members of the Nigeria Navy arrested the suspects in February while on routine patrol.
“The Nigeria Navy Ship, ANDONI intercepted MT GOOD SUCCESS and its crew on the Lagos waters. And upon inquiry, it was discovered that, while MT GOOD SUCCESS had the authority to carry 350 metric tons of Automotive Gas Oil (AGO), it was loaded with 1,459 metric tons of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS)”.
They all pleaded not guilty and in view of their pleas, counsel to the Commission, Rotimi Oyedepo, told the court that he was ready for trial and prayed that the process be accelerated.
The court granted bail to the eight accused persons in the sum of N5million and two sureties each in like sum- one of whom must be a civil servant on grade level 15.
- CAJ News
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