A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, struck out an application filed by Mr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, seeking to quash charges preferred against Oluwaseun Ogunbambo who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for his alleged involvement in a N4.4 Billion oil subsidy scam. Justice Adeniyi Onigbanjo struck out the application, the same way an earlier application by Adebayo Olanipekun, SAN seeking the quashing of charges against Ogunbambo was also dismissed.
Justice Onigbanjo insisted that the court needed to sight the acknowledgment copy of the concession for record purposes.
Justice Onigbanjo then adjourned the case to December 9, 10 and 12th, 2013 for continuation of trial and to enable Ogunbambo’s lawyer file a further affidavit for the acknowledgement of Olanipekun’s concession.
Nasaman Oil Services Limited., Mamman Nasir Ali, Christian Taylor and Oluwaseun Ogunbambo are standing trial for allegedly obtaining billions of naira from the Federal Government of Nigeria by falsely claiming that the sum represented subsidy accruing to Nasaman Oil Service Limited under the Petroleum Support Fund. They were first arraigned on Monday November 26, 2012 on a 13-count charge bordering on conspiracy to obtain money by false pretences, forgery and uttering of false document.