style[amp-boilerplate] BREAKING: Court pronounces final sentence on fuel subsidy convict
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BREAKING: Court pronounces final sentence on fuel subsidy convict

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- An Abuja High Court has sentenced a fuel subsidy fraud convict to 10

years imprisonment



- A Lagos High court had on March 16, convicted Jubril and his

company, Brila Energy Limited of a fuel subsidy scam of N963.7m



- Mr Rowaye was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for fraud involving

about N1.05bn perpetrated under the Petroleum Subsidy Fund scheme



A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Gudu, Abuja, on

Friday April 7, sentenced an oil marketer, Mr Jubril Rowaye to fresh

10 years imprisonment for fraud involving about N1.05bn perpetrated

under the Petroleum Subsidy Fund scheme.



Punch reports that Mr Jubril Rowaye had been earlier convicted by the court.







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CAMPUSNAIJA.info gathered that Justice Adebukola Banjoko in a judgment

which lasted about five hours and thirty minutes, convicted Rowaye

along with his company, Brilla Energy Limited and another firm,

Alminnur Resources Limited, to which the permit to import 10,000metric

tonnes of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) into Nigeria was issued in

2011.



The original first defendant, Alhaji Saminu Rabiu, who is the Director

of Alminnur Resources Limited, had died after the prosecution closed

its case with 12 witnesses, and the charges were later amended to

delete his name as a defendant.



The rest of the three defendants were subsequently re-arraigned on

February 12, 2016.







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Meanwhile, a High Court of Lagos State, in Ikeja had on March 16,

2017, convicted Jubril, and his company, Brila Energy Limited, of a

fuel subsidy scam of N963.7m. Justice Lateefa Okunnu of the Lagos

State court had in her judgment sentenced Jubril to a jail term of 10

years for the fraud.



On Friday, Justice Banjoko of the FCT High Court, sentenced Rowaye,

who was flown by prison authorities from Kirikiri Prison in Lagos to

Kuje Prison in Abuja, of 14 out of 17 counts preferred against him by

the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
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