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Monday, October 10, 2016

EFCC Arrests Uche Ogah Abia State Gubernatorial Aspirant Outside Courtroom

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday morning picked up the President of Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited, Mr. Uche Ogah, on the premises of a Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Tinubu, Lagos Island.



Ogah was arrested as soon as he stepped out of the courtroom after the forgery charges filed against him by the Police were withdrawn.
Ogah was on June 16, arraigned by the Police for alleged forgery.

But the police on Monday morning withdrew the charges.
When the case was called, the Police prosecutor, Henry Obiazi, told the presiding magistrate, Mrs. Kikelomo Ayeye, that he had the instruction of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to withdraw the charges against Ogah and his co-defendants.
“I am instructed by the IGP to withdraw this case, as the issue is pending with the SFU,” Obiazi said.

The charges were consequently struck out by the court.
But as soon as Ogah stepped out of the court room, he was arrested by the waiting EFCC operatives who drove him away in their van.
A source at the EFCC said the commission had received a petition from the complainant in the case against Ogah.
The source said Ogah was being interrogated, adding that others would also be invited.

The other defendants in the charge which the Police withdrew against Ogah were his company, Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited; and an ex-employee of United Bank for Africa, Deji Somoye.
The defendants were accused of conspiring with some persons still at large to forge a Memorandum of Understanding between Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited and Mut-Hass Petroleum Limited sometime in March 2011.
Ogah and some other persons still at large were alleged to have forged the signature of one Mrs. Bridget Adeosun.

The charges read, “That you, Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited, Uche Ogah, and others at large sometime in March 2011 at Ikeja, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did conspire among yourselves to wit: forgery.
“That you, Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited, Uche Ogah, and others at large, on the same date, time, place and in the aforementioned magisterial district, did forge the signature of one Mrs. Bridget Adeosun and a document known as MoU between Mut-Hass Petroleum Limited and Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited, with an intent that it may be in any way used or acted upon as genuine.


“That you, Deji Somoye, United Bank for Africa and others still at large, sometime in August 2011, at UBA regional office, Palmgrove, in the Lagos Magisterial District, did knowing that Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited designed to commit an offence, failed to use all reasonable means to prevent the commission or the completion of the crime.”


The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty; after which they were admitted to bail in the sum of N200,000 each, with one surety each in like sum.
culled -financialwatchngr


18 comments:

  1. Oh! He didn't have a wike to fight for him...
    And after arrested For Forgery he was released! This country needs serious purging, and the people who are to do the purging are those who need purging... In as much as I hate it and the casualty involved, this country is calling for military rule, I pray it doesn't happen.
    #JOeFIRSt

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    1. And the bail was set at 200,000 naira only?
      God help this country.

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  2. hmmmmmmmm wahala everywhere you go

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  3. Trouble dey on his own, iyanga come wake am up. Uche, you don buy goods without receipt.

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  4. Politics is a dirty game. The hunter is now the hunted!

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  5. All Buhari does is to arrest people aimlessly all over the place.Taking care of the economy is the last thing on his mind

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  6. This is the handwork of his political enemies.. The Uche ogah I know is a transparent man.
    Efcc your end is here already for touching the lord's annointed.

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    1. Anon 18.37, u must be joking! Uche? Annointed? LWKMD!

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  7. Heiyaaa.
    They should have allowed him rest for awhile

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  8. He's nva the winner of Abia state gubernatorial election

    Stella take noet

    Course of your news headline

    He wants to force himself to Abians

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  9. Good for them
    Forgery is a criminal offence

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  10. When will the news arrest ever stop in d country & news such as d economy of Nigeria is back & stable, $1 is equal 2 N1 etc. Abeg i'm just tired of arrest 4rm DSS, EFCC & Co.

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    1. When corruption stop, even d arrester should be arrested, if found of corruption, and the jailer should be jailed, if found of corruption.

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  11. He did not contest the election. So how is he the winner? This is the "election " he contested in. Let him fight this first

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