Associates say Ex-NNPC GMD not facing four-count charge of money laundering


Ex-NNPC GMD, Andrew Yakubu
Former NNPC GMD, Andrew Yakubu

The Former Group Managing Director (GMD) Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew  Yakubu, is not facing a four-count charge bordering on money laundering, his close associates have said.

Contrary to media reports, the former NNPC boss is being charged on a one-count charge of abetting the commission of money laundering, they said.

According to the close associates,  “Information obtained from the charge papers filed by the EFCC at the Federal High Court, before Justice Binta Nyako, is that they are being charged on a one-count charge bordering on abetting the commission of money laundering and not for money laundering”.

It was gathered that the supposed case is related to a well known alleged money laundering case involving Mr. Omokore, Atlantic Energy Drilling Concept and former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs Diezani Allison Madueke, which has been in the media since 2014.

“We would like to appeal to our friends in the media to please always verify information of this nature before ging to the press,” the source stated further.

The case in question will be coming up for hearing on July 4, 2016 at the Federal High Court, Abuja

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