Ifeanyi Ubah:

By Akin Kuponiyi

Senator Ifeanyi Ubah and his Capital Oil and Gas Limited will now be arraigned on 2 April over fraudulent value of assets tendered to offset N132billion owed AMCON.

Justice Nicholas Oweibo Of the Federal High Court in Lagos gave the new date today after Ubah failed to show up for the second time.

When the case was mentioned, the prosecutor Mr Kunle Adegoke asked the court to grant an order for the service of the charge on Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah through the balliff of the court on Ubah’s legal representative, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN


In an affidavit sworn to by para-legal staff of Kunle Adegoke law firm, Haleemah Adegoke, she averred that the bailiff of the court told her that, he took steps to effect service of the charge dated 30th day of October, 2019 on Ubah personally in December, 2019 at the registered office of Capital Oil and Gas Industries Limited.,but he was unable to serve him personally. Since then he has been evading service.

On the 4th day of December, when the defendant was absent to take his plea in court,Dr. Olisa Agbakoba SAN announced his appearance for him and also informed the court that his client was yet to be served.

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In a short ruling,Justice Oweibo acceded to the request of the prosecutor.

However,Counsel representing Capital oil and Gas limited Mr Ajibola Oluyede,told the court that,there is on going process for amicable settlement of the matter.

Dr. Agbakoba was not in court today, but a lawyer from his chamber, Mr frank Ideho appeared for Ifeanyi Ubah.

The charge against Uba and his company:

COUNT 1

That you, Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah, and Capital Oil and Gas Industries Limited, sometimes between 2012 and 2018, conspired together in making false claims in relation to the actual values of certain assets transferred to Asset Management Corporation _of Nigeria (AMCON) under the Consent Judgment delivered in Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/714/2012 on the 1St day of July, 2013 in partial payment of the Indebtedness of Capital Oil and Gas Industries Limited with a view to defeating the realisation of the said judgment debt of Capital Oil and Gas Industries Limited to AMCON then standing In the sum of 135 Billion Naira contrary to Section 54(1)(a) and (d) of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria Act, 2010 (as amended).

COUNT 2

That you, Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah, and Capital Oil and Gas Industries Limited, sometimes between 2012 and 2018, made false claims in relation to the actual values of certain assets transferred to AMCON under the Consent Judgment delivered in Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/714/2012 on the 1St day of July, 2013 and which assets were transferred in partial payment of the but standing indebtedness of Capital Oil and Gas Industries Limited to AMCON with a view to defeating the realisation of the judgment debt ‘of Capital Oil and Gas Industries limited 0to AMCON then standing in the sum of 135 Billion Naira contrary to Section S4(1)(a) of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria Act, 2010 (as amended).

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COUNT 3

That you, Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah, and Capital Oil and Gas Industries Limited, sometimes between 2012 and 2018 in Nigeria and within the jurisdiction of this honourable Court, being guarantor and debtor respectively, negligently, wilfully or recklessly made a statement or gave information knowing it to be false in relation to the actual values of the assets transferred to AMCON under the Consent Judgment delivered in Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/714/2012 on the 1St day of July, 2013 in partial satisfaction of the outstanding loan of N135 Billion Naira owed to AMCON contrary to Section 54(2) of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria Act, 2010 (as amended).

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COUNT 4

That you, Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah, and Capital Oil and Gas Industries Limited, sometimes between 2012 and 2018 in Nigeria and within the jurisdiction of this honourable Court, did obstruct the implementation of the provisions of the AMCON Act vis-a-vis the realisation of part of your outstanding debt of N135 Billion Naira _by frustrating the sale of the landed property at Banana Island to Dayspring Development Company Limited, which property you both transferred to AMCON by virtue of the Consent Judgement delivered by this honourable Court on the 1St day of July, 2013 in Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/714/2012 “and which act is contrary to section 54(5) of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria Act, 2010 (as amended).”