24.9 C
Monday, October 26, 2020
- Advertisement -

Woman Jailed for Illegal Oil Trade


We Must Get Children Back to Learning – But Business As Usual is Not an Option By Jutta Urpilainen and Henrietta Fore

A global joint op-ed by the EU and UNICEF on education for children “One child, one teacher, one book,...

Subjecting Anti-SARS Agitation to Political Interpretation is Jejune Partisan Stimulus By Chris Okotie

Chairman Mao once posited that if the people no longer fear your power, it is because another power is on its way....

Deja Vu – In Tragic Vein By Wole Soyinka

I arrived home from external commitments just over a week ago to an extraordinary homecoming gift. It took the form of a...

Farewell to a Pioneering African Bard By Adekeye Adebajo

John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo, the Nigerian poet and playwright and a pioneering post-independence writer, died on October 13 at the age of 85....

Justice I.M Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Thursday, July 9, 2020 convicted and sentenced one Gloria Monday to two years imprisonment for dealing in petroleum products without a licence.

Ms Monday was arraigned on Thursday by the Port Harcourt Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and pleaded “guilty” to one count charge of dealing in petroleum products without a licence preferred against her. The offence is contrary to Section 4(1) of the Petroleum Act CAP P10 of the Revised Edition (Laws of the Federation of Nigeria) 2007 and punishable under Section 4(6) of the same Act.

In view of the plea, prosecution counsel, D.N.Nkwap called a witness to review the facts of the case before the Court.

The witness, Kayode Adesanoye, an Operative with the EFCC, told the court that the defendant and a vehicle ( loaded with 200 litres of petroleum product stored in polythene bags) was handed over to the Commission on January 31, 2020 by 6 Division Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt .

Adesanoye said samples of the product was taken to Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR for analysis and the result indicated adulterated Automotive Gas Oil (AGO). He further disclosed that the defendant in her statement said that she bought the product from Ogu Market in River State and was arrested along Port Harcourt-Eket way.

Prosecution counsel tendered some documents which were admitted in evidence as Exhibit a,b,c,d,e,f,g (1) (2) by the court and prayed that the court convict the defendant.

Justice Sani found the defendant guilty, convicted and sentenced her to six (6) months imprisonment with an option of fine and ordered that the product be forfeited to the Federal Government.

- Advertisement -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Business Profiles

Mark Oguh

Mark has 22 years experience in the Banking industry covering Operations, Audit and Financial Control. He is also a...

Aina Amah

Aina Amah is a graduate of Economics from the University of Lagos and an MBA from the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. She...

Uyi Osagie

Uyi Osagie is the Chief Financial Officer of Allianz Nigeria. He joined Allianz as Financial Controller from 2014 and rose through the...

Usen Udoh

Usen Udoh is the Group Chief Human Resources Officer of the Dangote Group where he oversees a team of busines unit human...

Eric Idiahi

Eric Idiahi is a financier and venture-capitalist. He is Partner and co-founder of Verod Capital Management Limited, a $300 million Africa-focused private...