A Federal High Court, Abuja has given the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the nod to arrest Richard Laing, Managing Director, ExxonMobil Nigeria. This fact is contained in EFCC Twitter handle. The anti-graft agency said that Justice Okon Abang granted its application for a Bench Warrant to arrest Laing.
EFCC said, “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. “At issue, is the fraudulent creation of Change Orders worth over $213million USD.”
The anti-graft agency approached the Court for a Warrant after three invitations to Mr. Liang were rebuffed.