Six former top officials of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation NNPC are under investigation for their involvement in the award of a contract which led to over 22 million dollars judgment debt against the corporation.
Some officials of the National Petroleum Investment Management Services NAPIMS have also been invited for questioning.
It was learnt that a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, who is an NNPC counsel, has appeared before the investigation team.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has written to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, on its ongoing probe of the contract ahead of NNPC’s demand for a judicial review of the judgment cash by the Supreme Court.
The apex court had ordered NNPC to pay 8.1 billion naira to BCE Consulting Engineers over a failed Consultancy Service Contract.
The contract, dated May 20, 1999, was in respect of SNEPCO Bonga Field Development Project in OPL 212.
But the Federal Government and the NNPC are seeking the review of the July 5th, 2019 judgment following alleged error of facts.