EFCC Arrests Ogah

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Monday morning arrested the President of Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited, Uche Ogah, at the premises of a Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Tinubu, Lagos Island.
The arrest came immediately after forgery charges against him were dropped by the Police on Monday morning. Ogah was arrested as soon as he stepped out of the courtroom.
Ogah and others, including his company, Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited, a former employee of United Bank for Africa, Deji Somoye, were alleged to have forged the signature of one Mrs. Bridget Adeosun.
They were accused of conspiring with others to forge a Memorandum of Understanding between Masters Energy Oil and Gas Limited and Mut-Hass Petroleum Limited sometime in March 2011.
When the case was called, Monday, the Police prosecutor, Henry Obiazi, told the presiding magistrate, Mrs. Kikelomo Ayeye, that he had the instruction of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to withdraw the charges against Ogah and his co-defendants.
“I am instructed by the IGP to withdraw this case, as the issue is pending with the SFU,” Obiazi said.
The charges were consequently struck out by the court.
But as soon as Ogah stepped out of the court room, he was arrested by the waiting EFCC operatives who drove him away in their van.
Ogah, who was declared winner of the last governorship election in Abia State by Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court in Abuja on June 27 was, on June 16, arraigned by the Police for alleged forgery.
The governorship tussle is still pending at the Supreme Court.

Author: News Editor

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