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Alleged $1.6bn Oil Fraud: Omokore Denies Buying Houses, Cars for Diezani, NNPC Bigwigs

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The money laundering and procurement fraud trial of  Olajide Omokore, Atlantic Energy Brass Development Ltd, Atlantic Energy Drilling Concept Limited, Victor Briggs (former managing director, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company), NPDC, and Abiye Membere resumed on Tuesday March 1, 2022 before Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja with the defendants opening their defence.
Led in evidence by lead defence counsel, R.A. Lawal-Rabana, the 1st defence witness,
Olajide Omokore, who is also the1st
defendant, told the court that the allegations that he purchased houses for a former minister of petroleum resources, Diezani-Alison-Madueke, and cars for officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and politicians were untrue. For details of this and other stories, visit our website: www.efccnigeria.org.

Asked specifically by Lawal-Raban, SAN, if the allegation that himself and the 2nd and 3rd

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