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Siemens scam: EFCC to re-arraign suspects

*To face 35-count charge

By Emman Ovuakporie

ABUJA—Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday re-invited suspects in connection with the alleged Siemens 17.5 million Euros scam and gave them charge sheets to appear at the Abuja High Court, Thursday .

It was reliably gathered that all the suspects, except the five Germans that were declared wanted by the Commission, showed up at the headquarters to pick up their charge sheets.

Also, a separate charge sheet was prepared for eight persons which include Siemens Nigeria Ltd, Siemens A.G., C. Woerman Nigeria Ltd, C. Woerman A.G, Detlev Woerman, Eduard Seidel, now at large, Ralf Henrich and Dirk Warner, now at large.

Another charge sheet had Siemens, three Germans and four Nigerians as accused persons that are involved in the alleged scam. They include: Eduard Seidel, now at large, Klaus-Peter Gilbert, former MD, now at large, Waclaw Lukowicz, at large, Schroeder Jochen, at large, Maigada Shuaibu, Mahmood Sadiq Mohammed, Emmanuel Chukwuemeka Ossai and Edwin Moore Momife.

Declared wanted

EFCC had earlier in the year declared the Germans wanted for their alleged roles in the scam. But as at the time of filing this report the German authorities, which were requested to repatriate them, had not responded to its demand.

The first charge sheet had a five-count charge against the German firms and German citizens involved in the alleged scam, while the second charge had 35 counts.


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