Etete’s arrest is key to unearthing the truth about the Malabu oil scam – Prosecutor
The Prosecutor, in the case of former Minister of Petroleum, Dauzia Loyal Etete also known as Dan Etete, Bala Sanga, in an ex parte application informed an Abuja High Court sitting in Gwagwalada on Thursday that the arrest of Mr Etete is key to unearthing the truth about the Malabu oil scam.
Justice Idris Kutigi ordered the arrest of Mr Atete along with Munamuna Seidougha, and Jospeph Amaran over their involvement in the Malabu oil scam.
Justice Idris Kutigi, while granting the request ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to arrest the former Minister and produce him before the court.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had earlier accused Etete and two others of playing roles in the alleged fraudulent allocation of the lucrative Oil Processing Licence 245 to Malabu Oil and Gas Limited in 1998.
The anti-graft agency named Etete, Seidougha, and Amaran as being on the run in the 42 counts of the alleged fraudulent Malabu Oil transactions recently filed against the immediate-past Attorney-General of the Federation, Mohammed Adoke (SAN), and six others.
Adoke and others had since pleaded not guilty to the charges and were granted bail by Justice Kutigi earlier on Thursday.