The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa has appeared before an Ikeja High Court to give evidence in an N1.4 billion fraud trial involving an oil company, Nadabo Energy.
The new EFCC chair had last year appeared before the court as a prosecution witness.
The EFCC had accused Abubakar Ali Peters and his company, Nadabo Energy of allegedly using forged documents to obtain N1,464,961,978.24 from the Federal Government as oil subsidy after allegedly inflating the quantity of premium motor spirit, PMS purportedly supplied to 14,000M.
The defendants had pleaded not guilty to the prosecution’s fraud charge.
At the resumed hearing on Wednesday, the EFCC boss who was led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Saidu Ateh, before Justice C. A. Align on Wednesday, analysed the email correspondences of the defendant.
According to a report by The Nation, the EFCC boss said the investigation revealed that the defendants, contrary to their claims took about 6 million litres PMS from the mother vessel to their chartered vessel.
He said the email further confirmed that the same quantity was discharged at Port-Harcourt.
Mr Bawa said: “In addition, the email also informed us that one Mr Jide Akpan was the agent of the vessel.
“We invited the said Akpan and during the course of our interrogation with him he confirmed that the first defendant through the second defendant deferred the vessel and paid for it.”