A close associate of the immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke and chairman of Atlantic Energy Drilling Concept Limited, Jide Omokore has been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
It would be recalled that the billionaire businessman was arrested last month by operatives of the anti-graft agency after investigations linked him with shady multi-billion dollar contracts that violated due process.
Mr. Omokore was arraigned on Monday alongside Andrew Yakubu, a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.
A terse statement by the EFCC said the duo were charged before Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako at the Federal High Court Abuja on a four-count of money laundering.
The EFCC listed other individuals and firms charged alongside Omokore and Yakubu as Victor Briggs, Abiye Membere, David Mbanefo, Atlantic Energy Brass Development Limited and Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Limited.