Capital Oil Boss, Uba Sues EFCC

•Ifeanyi Uba

In a bid to forestall his arrest and detention, the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capital Oil and Gas Ltd. Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Uba and his company have taken the Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde, and the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Uba is seeking the order of the court to restrain EFCC and  the Inspector General of Police from persecuting, detaining, and threatening to detain or prosecute him.

In an affidavit sworn to by Uba himself and filed before the court, he alleged that his political opponents are looking for all sorts of criminal charges against him because of his political ambition to contest in the governorship in Anambra State scheduled for 2014.

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He further alleged that because of his rising electoral profile, his political opponents are looking for a way to stop him from realising his ambition.

Among the offences they alleged he had committed include fuel subsidy fraud and forgery of lease government in erspect of property measuring 24.744 hectares situated on Oshodi Expressway, Apapa, Lagos.

The matter was slated for hearing Friday but the court did not seat. Consequently, the matter was adjourned till next week.

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