Group Calls For Investigation Of Dapo Abiodun Over N594million Oil Subsidy Fraud
A group under the auspices of the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) has written to the Commissioner of Police in Charge of Special Fraud Unit, SPU, to investigate a fraud of N594 million allegedly perpetrated by one Mr.DapoAbiodun who is the Chief Executive Officer of Heyden Petroleum.
According to the group in its petition to the Commissioner of Police, said; “From the information available to us, Mr.Abiodun committed the fraud under the controversial fuel subsidy regime of the present Federal Government.”
Writing further it said in the petition signed by Debo Adeniran the coordinator of the Group; “It is on record that the Federal Government through the federal Ministry of Finance indicted 25 oil marketing firms of defrauding the government of a whooping N408 billion in fictitious subsidy claims. The indictment, which was contained in a statement by the Minister of Finance, DrNgoziOkonjo-Iweala through her Senior Special Assistant (Communications), Mr. Paul Nwabuikwu on Wednesday August 22, 2012.”
CACOL also said that; “Surprisingly, from our findings, virtually all the indicted companies have either been made to make refunds or are being prosecuted by the law enforcement agencies, yet no one has deemed it fit to question Mr.Abiodun and his Heyden Petroleum.
As a result, we are compelled by patriotic zeal to urge you to deploy your team of professional investigators to unravel how the huge sum of N594 million would have gone to an individual’s pocket and the same person is still walking the streets free despite a documented public indictment by the Federal Government.”