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Court Grants EFCC Power To Arrest Mobil Nigeria MD Over $213million USD Fraud

ABUJA – A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted request of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to arrest Mr. Richard Laing, Managing Director, ExxonMobil Nigeria.

Justice Okon Abang granted the EFCC’s application on Friday, January 29, 2021, for a Bench Warrant to arrest the Managing Director of the international oil company.

EFCC had approached the Court for a Warrant after three invitations to Mr. Liang were rebuffed.

According to its spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC is investigating alleged procurement fraud in the Major Integrity Pipelines Project involving Mobile Producing Nigeria as the contracting company, Suffolk Petroleum Services Limited as the main contractor, Saipem Contracting Nigeria, Global Offshore Limited and Van Ord as sub-contractor to SPSL.

“At issue, is the fraudulent creation of Change Orders worth over $213million USD”, Uwujaren quoted as saying.

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