The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has apprehended a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Andrew Yakubu.
This is just as the premier anti-graft agency re-arrested oil magnate, Jide Omokore and may likely slam money laundering charges on both of them today (Monday).
It was gathered that the duo would be charged before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja on a four-count charge of money laundering.
Other persons and corporations to be charged include Victor Briggs, Abiye Membere, David Mbanefo, Atlantic Energy Brass Development Limited and Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Limited.
A source close to the polity, squealed that the anti-corruption agency detained Mr. Omokore over the weekend over allegations that he connived with former Nigerian oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke to steal billions of dollars in shady oil transactions.
More details to be added as the story develops…