Petro Union $15bn Fraud Saga: Criminal Hearing to Resume Nov 15


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The ongoing high-level criminal trial of the alleged Petro Union fraud case is set to resume on 15th November at a Federal High Court in Lagos. According to the hearing notice issued recently by the court, the trial court will conduct the matter exclusively over two days in the first instance.

The case, which kicked off in March 2020, was filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Petro Union Oil and Gas Limited (Petro Union), its financial consultant and four of its directors – Abayomi Kukoyi (trading under the name of Gladstone Kukoyi & Associates), Prince Kingsley Okpala, Prince ChidiOkpalaeze and Prince Emmanuel Okpalaeze. The defendants alongside the firm are facing a thirteen – count charge on sundry criminal counts bordering on conspiracy, obtaining by false pretences, forgery, and fraud proffered against them by the anti-graft agency on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Previous hearings have revealed…

Source: Thisday Newspaper

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