A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship election aspirant in the 2015 Abia State election , Mr Uche Ogah, has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
to a source from the EFCC, Mr Ogah, who is being investigated over fresh
allegations of fraud, was arrested on Monday morning in Lagos
who is the president of Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited, was picked up by
EFCC operatives in the premises of the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court, Tinubu,
at the EFCC said the commission had received a petition from the complainant in
the case against Ogah.
said Ogah was being interrogated, adding that others would also be invited.
defendants in the charge which the Police withdrew against Ogah were his
company, Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited; and Deji Somoye.
defendants were accused of conspiring with some persons still at large to forge
a Memorandum of Understanding between Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited and
Mut-Hass Petroleum Limited sometime in March 2011.
some other persons still at large were alleged to have forged the signature of
one Mrs. Bridget Adeosun.
charges read, “That you, Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited, Uche Ogah, and
others at large sometime in March 2011 at Ikeja, in the Lagos Magisterial
District, did conspire among yourselves to wit: forgery.
Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited, Uche Ogah, and others at large, on the same
date, time, place and in the aforementioned magisterial district, did forge the
signature of one Mrs. Bridget Adeosun and a document known as MoU between
Mut-Hass Petroleum Limited and Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited, with an
intent that it may be in any way used or acted upon as genuine.
Deji Somoye, and others still at large, sometime in August 2011, at Palmgrove,
in the Lagos Magisterial District, did knowing that Masters Energy Oil and Gas
Limited designed to commit an offence, failed to use all reasonable means to
prevent the commission or the completion of the crime.”
The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty; after which they were admitted to
bail in the sum of N200,000 each, with one surety each in like sum..
revealed that Mr Ogah was taken to the EFCC office in Ikoyi where he is
nature of the allegations leveled against him was not known as at the time of
going to press many believe it may be related to issues of subsidy payment and
bank Manager was a big player in the oil and gas business.
As at the
time of filing in this report,it is not yet established if he ll be allowed to
go home on self recognition or will be charged to court later.