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Two indicted oil marketers declared wanted

07 August 2013, 12:06

Lagos -  Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has called for the arrest to two directors of Fargo Petroleum and Gas Limited, one of numerous firms implicated in the 2011 multi-million Naira subsidy scam, after the pair skipped bail.

Seun Ogunbambo and Habila Theck the Managing Director and General Manager of Operations respectively, face charges of corruption, conspiracy and, forgery.

The two men had been standing trial for the alleged scam of close to N1 billion (US$6 million), which they allegedly obtained from the Petroleum Support Fund by false pretence.

They were granted bail by a Lagos High Court but could not turn up for trial recently culminating in the EFCC demanding their arrest “Light-complexioned Ogunbambo speaks English and Yoruba, while Theck is fluent in English and Hausa. Ogunbambo’s last known address is 2 Olamiyuyan Crescent, Ikoyi, Lagos, while Theck’s is 89, Buck Field, Yaba, Lagos,” the commission stated.

The two had last May claimed their statements were obtained under duress and asked the court to quash all allegations made against them, as the EFCC violated their fundamental rights in the course of interrogation.

The renowned lawyer representing them, Olisa Agbakoba, filed an application praying the court to quash some charges of fuel subsidy fraud instituted against SeunOgunbambo.

In his application filed before Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo, Agbokoba argued that the EFCC had violated his client’s rights to Miranda.
By Miranda rights, a person arrested or detained, is entitled to have legal representation immediately on arrest and before making any statement.

- CAJ News


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