A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has convicted one Suleiman Abdul for illegal dealing in Petroleum product. Justice U.N Agomoh convicted the accused and sentenced him to two years imprisonment on each of the two-count charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The court also ordered that the truck with registration number XA 179 MWA containing thirty three thousand (33,000) litres of petroleum product be forfeited to the Federal Government
Suleiman was arrested on January 16, 2007 by the Anti-Vandalization Squad of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, River State Command and subsequently handed over to the EFCC for further investigation and prosecution.
Upon his arraignment, one of the charges preferred against him reads, “that you Suleiman Abdul, and one Charles now at large on or about the 16th day of January, 2007 at Eleme-Obigbo Expressway, Port Harcourt within the jurisdiction of this honourable court did conspire with one another to commit felony to wit: dealing in Petroleum Product without appropriate licence and thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 3 (6) 0f the Miscellaneous Offences Act Cap M 17 of the Revised Edition ( Laws of the Federation of Nigeria) Act 2007 and punishable under Section 1 (17) of the same Act”.
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