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Oil deal: Deziani’s ally, Omokore, Ex-NNPC GMD, Yakubu, others for trial July 4

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri

ABUJA – The Federal High Court in Abuja, has fixed July 4 to take plea of oil mogul and owner of Atlantic Energy Limited, Jide Omokore.

Minister of Petroleum, Alison-Madueke and NNPC GMD, Andrew Yakubu
Former Minister of Petroleum, Alison-Madueke and ex NNPC GMD, Andrew Yakubu

Omokore will be docked before trial Justice Binta Nyako, alongside the former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Mr. Andrew Yakubu.

Mr. Yakubu was the GMD of the NNPC between 2012 and 2014 when Atlantic Energy allegedly lifted oil without remitting what was due to the federal government.

The duo are facing a four-count criminal charge preferred against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The arraignment which was initially scheduled to take place on Monday, was stalled by absence of the two defendants in court.

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