$9.2m Loot: I am innocent and I will prove it – Andrew Yakubu

The former Group Managing Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Andrew Yakubu, has vowed to prove his innocence in the alleged $9.2m loot linked to him.

He further said that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has not charged him for any offence.

Yakubu’s legal counsel, Ahmed Raji (SAN) accused the EFCC of denying his client access to medical care.

Raji also issued a statement saying “In view of the foregoing facts, our Client has sought an enforcement of his fundamental human rights before the Federal High Court, Abuja in an action constituted as FHC/ABJ/CS/126/17 between Engineer Andrew Yakubu vs EFCC.

“Our Client has been detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for more than a month since he voluntarily presented himself to them at their invitation and has fully cooperated with investigations.

“Within this time also, our client has been denied access to adequate medical attention which he desperately needs.

“Within this time, no formal charges has been brought against our Client by the EFCC or any other government establishment for any offence whatsoever as widely spread in these media reports.”

According to reports, the EFCC, on Friday,March 10, 2017, slammed a six-count charge on the former NNPC boss.