JUST IN: Fuel Subsidy Convict Sentenced To Fresh 10 Years Over N1.05Bn Fraud

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An earlier convicted oil marketer, Mr. Jubril Rowaye, was sentenced to fresh 10 years imprisonment for fraud involving about N1.05bn perpetrated under the Petroleum Subsidy Fund scheme.

Rowaye’s sentence came after his appearance before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Gudu, Abuja, on Friday, The Punch reports.

During court sitting today, the trial judge, Justice Adebukola Banjoko, convicted Rowaye along with his company, Brilla Energy Limited, and another firm, Alminnur Resources Limited, to which the permit to import 10,000metric tonnes of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) into Nigeria was issued in 2011.

The original first defendant, ‎Alhaji Saminu Rabiu, who is the Director of  Alminnur Resources Limited, had died after the prosecution closed its case with 12 witnesses,and the charges were later amended to delete his name as a defendant.

The rest of the three defendants were subsequently re-arraigned on February 12, 2016.

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