Chairman of Capital Oil and Gas Limited, Ifeanyi Ubah, has been released by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Ubah regained his freedom today after about six weeks in custody.
A reliable source confirmed.
“Chairman is in Lagos at the moment, we are expecting him in Nnewi (in Anambra State by weekend”
“We don’t have details of his release and conditions attached. There was wild jubilation here when he spoke to one of our bosses this morning”, our source said.
Ubah was arrested and detained by DSS on May 5, 2017, for alleged engagement in acts of economic sabotage which include stealing, diversion and illegal sale of petroleum products stored in his tank farm (in Lagos) by the NNPC.
On May 25, Justice Yusuf Halilu of the FCT Federal High Court extended the detention on Ubah following an ex-parte application the DSS filed through its lawyer Mr. G.O.A. Agbadua.
Recall that last week, an Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal gave the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission asked DSS to continue its investigation of Ubah, for alleged complicity in a N43.29bn petroleum subsidy scheme fraud.
EFCC and the police had levelled again Ubah allegations of obtaining subsidy payments by false pretences, stealing, money laundering and forgery with respect to the alleged fraudulent payment of N43.29bn in the transactions conducted in 2011.