newspaper has reported that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on
Wednesday, struck out one of the nine counts of $1.6bn crude oil fraud
instituted against businessman, Jide Omokore, and five others.
after hearing an application by a former Minister of Petroleum
Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, who had alleged that she was
indicted in the particular count, yet was not given the opportunity to
companies, Atlantic Energy Brass Development Limited and Atlantic
Energy Drilling Concepts Limited.
Petroleum Development Company, Victor Briggs; a former Group Executive
Director, Exploration and Production of the Nigerian National Petroleum
Corporation, Abiye Membere; and a former Manager, Planning and
Commercial of the NNPC, David Mbanefo.