An Apapa Magistrate Court, Lagos has discharged Managing Director of the Integrated Oil and Gas Limited, Mr Anthony Iheanacho, who was arraigned before the court on a three count charge of offering N1.5million bribe to members of the Presidential Committee on Fuel Subsidy verification.
In his ruling while discharging him, Magistrate Martins Onwumi said, “It is obvious that the prosecution is speculating as none of its evidence supports the charge. The prosecution has failed to provide a prima facie case.
“In the circumstance to do justice to this matter is to discharge and acquit the defendants after their no case submission is upheld.
“Based on the above, the no case to answer succeeds and the defendants are hereby discharged and acquitted on all counts.”
Also discharged by the court include Assistant General Manager (Supply) of Integrated Oil and Gas Limited, Humphery Okoh; Financial Controller, Integrated Oil and Gas Limited, Akinwusi Julius, two members of the Presidential committee on fuel subsidy verification, Alalade Abioye and Oni Oluwasola.
They were arraigned before the court on the conspiracy to offer gratification of N1.5million to public officers.