UPDATE ON IFEANYI UBAH’S RELEASE:
Minutes after a Federal High Court in Lagos ordered the Department of State Service to release embattled oil magnate, Ifeanyi Ubah, within 48 hours, another court in the Federal Capital Territory has given the agency the nod to hold him for another 14 days.
Justice Yusuf Halilu of the FCT Federal High Court on Thursday extended the detention order of the Chief Executive Officer of Capital Oil and Gas Ltd following an ex-parte application the DSS filed through its lawyer Mr. G.O.A. Agbadua.
The agency said it filed the application considering that an earlier order of the court granted it on May 10, elapsed on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Ubah’s lawyer, Mrs. Ifeoma Esom has filed a fresh application asking the court to compel the DSS to release her client on administrative bail. Details later… -Punch
Meanwhile earlier, Court Orders DSS To Release Ifeanyi Ubah | e-NIGERIA!
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, Thursday morning has ordered the Department of State Service, DSS, to within 48 hours release Ifeanyi Ubah, the Managing Director of Capital Oil and Gas Limited.
It would be recalled that Ubah has been in DSS custody since, May 6, 2017 and ever since, no charges have been filed by the agency.
The DSS had detained the businessman on the complaint by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation that Ubah and his company allegedly diverted 84,891,730 litres of Premium Motor Spirit valued at N11,144,586,314.40.
Ubah, however, filed an ex parte application before Justice Mohammed Idris seeking an immediate release from the DSS detention.