Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Subsidy Scam - EFCC Declares Marketers Wanted

Three marketers have been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for their implication in the multi- billion naira fuel subsidy scam. They are: Abdul Afeez Olarenwaju Olabisi of Fargo Petroleum and Gas Limited, Abubarka Peters Ali Jeldi, managing director of Nadabo Energy Limited and Ikechukwu Onuabuchi Nworgu of Star Inspection Services Nigeria Limited.

A statement yesterday by EFCC's acting Head, Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, said the three wanted by the Commission for offences bordering on Criminal Conspiracy, Forgery, Obtaining Money by False Pretences and Money Laundering running into several billions of naira.

"Olabisi, 31, hails from Kwara State and speaks Yoruba, Hausa and English languages fluently. His last known address is Fargo Petroleum and Gas Limited.

"Jeldi, 34, is of the Igala stock from Kogi State, North Central Nigeria. He speaks his native Igala, Hausa and English languages fluently. His last known address are 4B Louis Solomon Close, Victoria Island, Lagos and 15 Ogbunike Street, Lekki, Lagos.

"Nworgu, 46, hails from Abia State. He speaks Igbo and English fluently. His last known address is Star Inspection Services Nigeria Limited, 4A, Lander Close, Off Liverpool Road, Apapa - Lagos."

The accused allegedly obtained billions of naira as subsidy payments from the Petroleum Support Fund under false pretence, and disappeared in the wake of the Commission's investigation of the subsidy regime, the EFCC said in the statement.

EFCC urged "anyone having information as to their whereabouts to contact its Enugu, Kano, Lagos, Gombe, Port Harcourt and Abuja offices or the nearest Police Station.

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