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EFCC Charges Cross Country Boss With Stealing N82.85m



A Lagos High Court in Ikeja has fixed February 6 for the arraignment of a major transport firm, Cross Country Limited, and its Chairman, Mr. Bube Okorodudu, for stealing N82.85m.

They were charged along with Car Link Limited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission with nine counts of stealing, conspiracy to steal, forgery and uttering.

The EFCC alleged that the accused conspired among themselves and stole the money, being proceeds of alleged fraudulent sale of 17 units of Volkswagen transporter buses belonging to AG Moeller Limited.

The anti-graft agency filed the suit, with charge number, ID/2679C/13 and dated August 1, 2013, before Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo.

According to Mr. Francis Usani, who signed the charges on behalf of the EFCC, the accused stole the money between February 13, 2008 and August 14, 2009.


Those the EFCC claimed the buses were fraudulently sold to were GMT Nigeria Ltd; Multichoice Nigeria Ltd; and Law Union and Rock/TFS Finance Ltd.

The accused were said to have forged and “uttered” a document titled: ‘Nigeria Customs Service Motor Vehicle Duty Certificate’ with number A008911777 to facilitate the alleged stealing.

The alleged offence was said to have contravened section 390 of the Criminal Code Cap. C17 Vol. 2 Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria 2003.

The prosecution claimed that other offences of forgery and uttering violated provisions of Sections 467 and 468 of the same law.

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