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EFCC Declares Three Fleeing Marketers Wanted For Subsidy Fraud

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ABUJA, September 07, (THEWILL) - Three oil marketers implicated in the multibillion naira fuel subsidy scam have been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Abdul Afeez Olarenwaju Olabisi of Fargo Petroleum and Gas Limited; Abubarka Peters Ali Jeldi, managing director, Nadabo Energy Limited; and Ikechukwu Onuabuchi Nworgu of Star Inspection Services Nigeria Limited are all wanted by the commission for offences bordering on criminal conspiracy, forgery, obtaining money by false pretences and money laundering running into several billions of naira.

According to a statement issued by Wilson Uwujaren, the commission’s acting head, media and publicity, Olabisi, 31, hails from Kwara State, and speaks Yoruba, Hausa and English languages fluently. His last known address is Fargo Petroleum and Gas Limited.

Jeldi, 34, the second man on the run, is a native of Kogi State, in north-central Nigeria. He speaks his native Igala, Hausa and English languages fluently. His last known addresses are 4B Louis Solomon Close, Victoria Island, Lagos; and 15 Ogbunike Street, Lekki, Lagos.

The last, 46-year-old Nworgu hails from Abia State. He speaks Igbo and English fluently, and his last known address is Star Inspection Services Nigeria Limited, 4A, Lander Close, Off Liverpool Road, Apapa, Lagos.

“The trio allegedly obtained billions of naira as subsidy payments from the Petroleum Support Fund under false pretence, and disappeared in the wake of the Commission’s investigation of the subsidy regime,” read a part of the statement.

EFCC implored anyone with useful information that could lead to the arrest of any of the trio to contact its offices in Enugu, Kano, Lagos, Gombe, Port Harcourt and Abuja.

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