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EFCC grills ex-Minister Aondoakaa over $200m Halliburton scandal

02 November 2016, 08:33

Abuja -The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday grilled a former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Mr. Michael Aondoakaa (SAN), for his alleged role in the $200m Halliburton scandal.

Aondoakaa was quizzed for about six hours in connection with the ongoing probe of the whereabouts of about $200 million fines paid by Halliburton and four other firms, reports The Nation.

Aondoakaa, who served as AGF under the late President Umaru Yar’adua, arrived the office of the EFCC around 10am.

The ex-AGF was taken into the interrogation room at about 2pm.

Also read: FG set to expose beneficiaries of N66bn Halliburton bribes

Aondoakaa’s invitation has increased the number of Senior Advocates of Nigeria under investigation on Halliburton settlement agreement and fines to four.

Those who have been interrogated by the EFCC are a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, J.B Daudu (SAN), E.C Ukala (SAN),  Godwin Obla (SAN), D.D. Dodo (SAN

The other person who is not a lawyer but has also being interrogated is Roland Ewubare, a top shot of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

The breakdown of the $200 million remittances by the five companies are as follows: Julius Berger ($35 million); Siemens (Euros 30 million); Snamprogetti ($30 million); Halliburton Energy Services ($32,500,000); and Japan Gasoline Corporation ($26, 500,000).

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