• EFCC drags Jide Omokore to court again, charges him with $1.6 billion fraud

    EFCC drags Jide Omokore to court again, charges him with $1.6 billion fraud

    Jide Omokore, a businessman and associate of former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Allison-Madueke has been re-arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), before a Federal High Court, in Abuja.

    Omokore and co-defendants were charged on a nine-count charge of criminal diversion of about $1.6 billion, which according to the EFCC was proceeds of petroleum products belonging to the Federal Government.

    Others charged with Omokore were Victor Briggs, Abiye Membere, David Mbanefo, Atlantic Energy Brass Development Limited and Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Limited.

    All the accused […]

  • Anti-corruption probe: Diezani’s ally, Jide Omokore, returns N200m to government

    Anti-corruption probe: Diezani’s ally, Jide Omokore, returns N200m to government

    It was gathered that the Chairman of Atlantic Energy Drilling Concept Nigeria Limited, Jide Omokore, has reportedly returned N200m to the Federal Government.

    Besides, it was further learnt that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has also traced and frozen eight bank accounts allegedly belonging to Omokore and opened at different branches of Skye Bank Plc.

    Omokore, who is one of allies of the immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, among five others, are currently standing trial before a […]

  • BREAKING! EFCC arrests former NNPC boss, Yakubu, Jide Omokore

    BREAKING! EFCC arrests former NNPC boss, Yakubu, Jide Omokore

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu. The anti-graft agency has equally re-arrested an oil magnate, Jide Omokore.

    It was gathered that the two would be charged before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja on a four-count charge of money laundering, with Victor Briggs, Abiye Memnere, David Mbanefo, Atlantic Energy Brass Development Limited and Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Limited joined as other […]