Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Dubai-headquartered Monjasa DMCC, Glencore Energy UK Limited, the vessel MT Anuket Emerald, and 14 foreign nationals alleged to be involved in illegal oil bunkering on a 4-count charge bordering on conspiracy and illegal dealing in petroleum products.
The accused have been charged with conspiracy to commit an offence, as well as dealing with 1,738.087 metric tons of petroleum products without lawful authority or appropriate licence. Both offences are said to have happened on February 27, 2015.
The suspects are said to include three Russians, three Ukrainians, eight Filipinos, and one Georgian.
All of the accused pleaded not guilty to the charges, and were granted a NGN 50 million (USD 251,324) bail each by Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court in Lagos.
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