Tuesday, Jan 2021

This new ugly development in the business life of oil baron, Chima Anyaso, the owner of Ceecon Energy Oil and Gas Limited, may just be his excruciating headache, as he is purported to be enmeshed in a whopping two billion Naira oil deal gone awry, having betrayed his banker, GTB.

Chima is alleged to have perpetuated the worst form of treachery against his bank, not knowing that such a huge fortune could have so short a life span of lease. According to a confirmed report on the deal, Chima Anyaso has since been charged before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) on a three-count charge bordering on forgery and a whopping N2billion fraud. Anyaso, who was charged alongside his company, Ceecon Energy Oil and Gas Limited, was alleged to have committed the offence on or about February 21, 2011. The oil marketer was said to have forged a letterhead paper of Total Nigeria Limited, dated February 21, 2011, with reference number AAC/CSO/OPS/, which he falsely presented to GTB to obtain credit facility in the stated sum for delivery of 15 metric tonnes of Aviation Turbine Kerosene (ATK.) He was also alleged to have on February 22, 2011, forged another letterhead paper of Total Nigeria Limited, with reference number FEB/yjo.FIN22.11, dated February 22, 2011, which he also presented to GTB for the payment of N2,066,400 billion, for the supply of 15 metric tonnes of ATK. The AGF alleged that Anyaso fraudulently obtained the said sum from GTB as a credit facility. The offences according to the prosecutor, are contrary to and punishable under Sections 2(1)(c) and 1(1)(a) of Advance Fee Fraud and other related offences, Cap. A6 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. The prosecutor had told the court the criminal charge against Anyaso and his company arose from a petition by GTB, dated January 19, 2017. Since the revelation of Chima Anyaso’s craftiness and dubious acts, he has been running from pillar to post to escape the full weight of the law if eventually found culpable of the said offences.

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