Jide Omokore In EFCC Net

By Clara Nwachukwu, Clifford Ndujihe, Charles Kumolu, Sebastine Obasi & Marie-Therese Nanlong

INQUEST into shady deals in the oil and gas sector is proceeding apace with the arrest and detention of some players in the sector.

Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, disclosed, yesterday, that Mr. Olajide Omokore has been arrested and has been in the agency’s custody in the last three days. Olajide and Madueke Omokore, who was quizzed by the EFCC last year but later released, is Chairman of Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Nigeria Limited and a director in Seven Energy International Limited.

Atlantic Energy was one of the greatest beneficiaries of controversial approvals made by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke, under the former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. Magu disclosed Omokore’s detention, yesterday, during a courtesy visit to Vanguard’s head office in Lagos.

He also vowed to prosecute the war against graft to the letter, even if it meant laying down his life.

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