Politics Diezani’s Ally, Jide Omokore, Returns N200m to Buhari Gov't Over Corruption Probe



The Chairman of Atlantic Energy Drilling Concept Nigeria Limited, Jide Omokore, has reportedly returned N200m to the Federal Government, PUNCH reports.

Omokore, who is one of allies of the immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, among five others, are currently standing trial before a Federal High Court for an alleged $800m (N247bn at an exchange rate of N309/$1) fraud.

“During investigations, we traced about eight accounts to Omokore in Skye Bank. Most of the accounts are company accounts. Some were domiciled in Marina, Adeola Hopewell and some other branches on the (Lagos) Island.


“We were able to identify about N200m. He raised some bank drafts in the name of the Federal Government and the money has been deposited into the Federal Government account while investigations continue,” a source at the anti-graft agency told PUNCH.

The commission had on Monday, July 4, 2016, arraigned Omokore, and five other individuals and firms, before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja on nine counts bordering on money laundering and procurement fraud.