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Friday, 7 April 2017

Court sentences fuel subsidy fraud convict, Rowaye, to a fresh 10 years in jail

Court sentences fuel subsidy fraud convict, Rowaye, to a fresh 10 years in jail

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Gudu, Abuja, on Friday sentenced, an earlier convicted oil marketer, Mr. Jubril Rowaye, to fresh 10 years imprisonment for fraud involving about N1.05bn perpetrated under the Petroleum Subsidy Fund scheme.


Justice Adebukola Banjoko in a judgment which lasted about five hours and thirty minutes on Friday, convicted Rowaye along with his company, Brilla Energy Limited, and another firm, Alminnur Resources Limited, to which the permit to import 10,000metric tonnes of PMS into Nigeria was issued in 2011.

Meanwhile, a High Court of Lagos State, in Ikeja had on March 16, 2017, convicted Jubril, and his company, Brila Energy Limited, of a fuel subsidy scam of N963.7m.

Justice Lateefa Okunnu of the Lagos State court had in her judgment sentenced Jubril to a jail term of 10 years for the fraud.

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