A Federal High Court, Abuja has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) to arrest the Managing Director of ExxonMobil Nigeria, Mr. Richard Laing.
Justice Okon Abang granted the Commission’s application on Friday, January 29, for a Bench Warrant to arrest the managing director of the multinational oil company. The EFCC had approached the Court for a Warrant after three invitations to Mr. Liang were rebuffed.
Spokesperson for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement on Wednesday, that the Commission 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, over alleged fraudulent creation of Change Orders worth over $213million USD.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]