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EFCC DROPS CHARGES AGAINST FORMER NNPC BOSS

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The Economic and financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has dropped the money laundering Charges earlier Slammed on a Former Group Managing
Director (GMD) of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Engr Andrew Yakubu.

Engr Yakubu who was NNPC GMD between 2012 and 2014, was invited by the EFCC and subsequently charged alongside Jide Omokere an oil magnate,
Victor Briggs Abiye Menere, David Mbanefo ,Atlantic Energy Brass Development LTD and Atlantic Energy
Drilling Concept LTD.

They were charged before Justice Binta Murtala Nyako, of the federal Hight Court Abuja on a 4 count money laundering Charges on 20th of June 2016.

It was evident then that the charges against him as drafted by EFCC and their prosecutor, Mr Rotimi Williams, were not tenable hence, Andrew Yakubu was granted bail same day and the case was
adjourned to Monday 4th July 2016.

While Jide Omekere and others reappeared before Justice Murtala Nyako on Monday 4th July, 2016, the
charges against Engr Yakubu was dropped for lack of evidence.

“Engr Andrew Yakubu could not appear in court with others because the commission has dropped the
charges against him,” a source said.

A close confindant to the Former GMD also confirmed the story. There was no immediate response from the commission as at the time of filling
this report.

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