Crude Oil Theft: EFFC Arrest PDP’s Jarrett Tenebe

Must Read

Presidency Reacts To Report Of Us Travel Ban On Nigerians

The Presidency says a reported plan by the American Government to place visa restrictions on some African and Asian...

Amotekun: Bring Back Bakassi Boys, Ohanaeze Begs Southeast Governors

  Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Worldwide has asked governors of south east forum led by David Umahi of Ebonyi state to...

Opponents Trying To Exhume Dead Case Against Me: Gov Abiodun’s Aide

  Adebiyi Adeleye, Special Adviser on Political Matters to Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun says some political opponents are trying...

Omo-Agege Donates Sports Equipments To Secondary School In Delta

According to reports, the deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege on Wednesday donated sports equipment to St. Peters Clervers College,...

Murder Of CAN Chairman Won’t Break Our Trust In God: Northern G

  The Northern Christian Forum of Nigeria (NCFN) says their trust in God won't be broken by the murder of...

Jarrett Tenebe, a gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Investigators also reported about the involvement of several senior government officials and top politicians, including Mike Oghiadomhe, a former Chief of Staff to President Goodluck Jonathan, Tony Anenih, Chair of the board of trustees of the PDP and Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison Madueke.

7VPOLw9u0VZ7AAqWAbUI6nUW

According to the information obtained by SaharaReporters, Mr Tenebe told investigators that his political patrons Ms. Alison-Madueke, Mr Oghiadomhe, Mr. Anenih, a close confidant of President Jonathan, and James Jephthah enabled him to carry out lucrative crude oil theft from Nigeria under the guise of evacuating stolen crude on behalf of the Federal Government. The stolen crude oil was sold in Ghana.

EFCC source disclosed that the anti-corruption agency was able to arrest Edo state born Mr Tenebe only because US investigators were involved. American investigators informed Nigeria’s law enforcement authorities that several vessels linked to Mr. Tenebe’s Fenix Impex Nigeria Limited were involved in the ferrying of stolen crude from Nigeria to Ghana via the Saltpond oil platform in the West African country.

The EFCC officially declined to comment on the ongoing investigation. However, a top official of the agency disclosed that the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, had ordered the agency not to take any action until her return to Abuja.

That this is the second time Mr Tenebe and his main collaborator have been in trouble this year. In March 2014, Nigerian soldiers, who were under the command of Brigadier General Azinta, arrested Mr Tenebe and Mr Dunia.

The two men’s arrest came after soldiers found fraudulent crude oil evacuation contracts in their possession. They tried to bribe General Azinta in the amount of $65,000. One of sources told journalists that James Jephthah (aka Octopus), a very close friend of President Goodluck Jonathan, used his access to Aso Rock to obtain approval for the transfer of the case to Bayelsa where he eventually influenced the JTF to release Mr Tenebe.

- Advertisement -

1 COMMENT

  1. Cn u imagine dat, it means dis administration isd worst ever. Presidency wi nt say anytin bcos dat is wat they knw hw 2do keep on blaming opposition 4everytin. insurgent thay cn nt fight

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -