A Federal High Court, Abuja has given the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the green light to arrest Mr. Richard Laing, Managing Director, ExxonMobil Nigeria.
Justice Okon Abang on Friday January 29, 2021 granted the Commission’s application for a Bench Warrant to arrest the managing director of the international oil company.
TheFact Nigeria gathered that the anti-graft Commission approached the Court for a warrant to arrest Mr. Liang after three invitations to him by the Commission were rebuffed.
The Commission is investigating alleged procurement fraud in the Major Integrity Pipelines Project involving Mobil Producing Nigeria as the contracting company, Suffolk Petroleum Services Limited (SPSL) as the main contractor, Saipem Contracting Nigeria, Global Offshore Limited and Van Ord as sub-contractors to SPSL.
The issue involves the fraudulent creation of Change Orders worth over $213million USD.