Crude Oil Fraud: ICPC Arraigns two alleged fraudsters

Two accused persons —Aso Adasa Morrison and Frank Biobarakuma—were arraigned in court by the ICPC today before Justice  B.A. Georgewill of the High Court of Rivers state in Port Harcourt. The accused are to be remanded in prison until 24th  and 27th of May for bail application and continuation of hearing respectively

The two accused are  being charged with  17  alleged offences  in which they defrauded a South Korean citizen of the  sum of nearly  one million US dollars. The accused persons were said to have conspired bet ween themselves and others at large to receive from Mr. Jung Yongmin various sums of money in US dollars under the pretext of the sale of two million barrels of Nigerian Light Crude oil. The offences were committed between the months of March 2012 and February 2013.

Mr. Aso Adasa Morrison and Frank Biobarakuma are also accused of forging  various documents purpurtedly issued by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC  and other relevant agencies ; attesting to the authenticity of the sale of two million barrels of Nigeria Light Crude Oil.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty to counts 2 and 17 while Justice Georgewill ordered them to be remanded in prison custody.


Mike Sowe

Head, Public Enlightenment Dept.

30th April, 2013