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The Charge Against Ex NNPC Boss Is Not For Money Laundering – Source

NNPC GMD YAKUBUA Former Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Engineer Andrew Yakubu, has not been charged for money laundering as reported in the media.
Rather, Yakubu is being dragged before the court on a one count charge of abetting the commission of money laundering.
A source who is in the know said: “Information obtained from the charge papers filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission at the Federal High Court, before Justice Binta Nyako, is that he is being charged on a one count charged bordering on abetting the commission of money laundering and not for money laundering.”
It is related to a well known alleged money laundering case involving Jide Omokore, the owner of Atlantic Energy Drilling Concept, and former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Allison-Madueke, which has been in the media since 2014.
The case in question will be coming up for hearing on July 4, 2016 at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
“We would like to appeal to our friends in the media to please always verify information of this nature before going to the press,” the source stated further. [myad]