Halliburton: FG Seeks Bench Warrant For Cheney's Arrest
ABUJA, Dec 06, (THEWILL) - Determined to make good its promise to prosecute former United States Vice President Richard Dick Cheney, the Federal Government today approached an Abuja Chief Magistrate Court for a bench warrant for his arrest over his alleged involvement in the Halliburton $180 Million bribe – for – contract scandal.
THEWILL reliably gathered from the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN) that Cheney has a case to answer because he was Chairman of Halliburton in 2000 when the bribes were allegedly paid out to Nigerian government officials.
The office of the AGF, THEWILL learnt, has instructed its legal team to amend the charge sheets in the current trial to include charges of criminal conspiracy against Cheney. Our source further revealed that if the court accedes to FG’s request the legal team would employ the support of the International Police Organization (INTERPOL) to arrest Cheney.
“We are seeking a bench warrant from a Magistrate in Abuja for the arrest of Richard Dick Cheney,” THEWILL source said.
Recall that the AGF had last week constituted a team to tackle Cheney headlong in the Halliburton case.
The government’s team include Mr. Damian Dodo [SAN], Mr. Emmanuel Akomaye and Godwin Obla, Secretary and Counsel of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) respectively, as well as the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Mr. Rowland Ewubare.