Diezani's Ally, Jide Omokore Loses Bid To Recover Property Forfeited To The Federal Government

Published 1 year ago by: kacy lee
at 13-03-2018 08:29PM (1 year ago)

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Mr. Olajide Omokore, an ally of former Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, yesterday, lost his bid to recover his property forfeited to the Federal Government by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, as his suit was struck out.

Omokore had filed the suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, seeking to secure the release of his property temporarily forfeited to the Federal Government by the order of the court.

At the hearing in the matter, yesterday, Omokore’s lawyer, O. Achimiwu told the court that his client wants to discontinue the matter against the EFCC, though he did not state any reason for the discontinuance as there was no legal representation for EFCC. Consequently, the trial judge, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun struck out the case.

Omokore had in an affidavit in support of the suit averred that the allegations levied against him and two  companies, Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Nigeria Limited and Atlantic Energy Brass Development Limited which he has vested interest by the EFCC are in relation to the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Limited allegations of breach of specific terms of the contract agreement embodied in a Strategic Alliance Agreements, SAA, between the two companies and Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Limited, NPDC, in respect of eight oil blocks.

He stated that under the SAA the companies were obliged to render some services to the NPDC and also remit some monies accruing from the services to the Federal Government through the Petroleum company. It was averred that the contract agreement was on-going and being performed until it was alleged that the companies were in default of certain sums of remittances.

Based on the differences and disagreement over remittances, parties were already in the process of agreeing on the terms of unremitted payment to resolve the issue, when EFCC waded into the matter and said it was investigating the contract agreement, which it claimed was contrary to the provisions under SAA for parties to go to arbitration to resolve their differences.

slimber at 13-03-2018 09:13PM (1 year ago)
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Very good
crocatum at 13-03-2018 09:36PM (1 year ago)
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Let's settle the matter, nobody needs to know anything.
cypanyahucha at 14-03-2018 07:33AM (1 year ago)
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You cannot recover property belonging to the stae. What are your sources of income to earn you such properties if not stealing public fund without conscience?
nature7888 at 14-03-2018 09:50AM (1 year ago)
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See mind, this guys just d do any how bcos na Naija
ruthie at 14-03-2018 10:47AM (1 year ago)
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good riddance to this thief
gogoman at 14-03-2018 11:06AM (1 year ago)
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thief get mind shaa
slimber at 14-03-2018 07:19PM (1 year ago)
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So dis matter neva finish
Otikadinje at 16-03-2018 03:35PM (1 year ago)
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Shameless thieves