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2 Big Boys Arrested, Arraigned for N7.3Billion Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Lagos zonal office, on Monday, October 9, 2017, arraigned the duo of Ogbor Elliot, MD of Danium Energy Services Ltd. and Godwin Okoronkwo who's the MD of Petrosol Energy Ltd., before Justice O. Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos.

They are being tried on a 10-count charge bordering on obtaining under false pretense, conspiracy and forgery to the tune of N7,300,000,000 (Seven Billion, Three Million Naira).

It was gathered that the duo allegedly used forged Purchase Orders to hoodwink a new generation bank into granting them credit facility to finance the sale of Automotive Gas Oil valued at several billions of Naira to a major oil marketing company.

The suspects, said to be members of a syndicate of fraudsters, were arrested following a complaint by an employee of the bank, leading to their arrest by the EFCC.