EFCC secures arrest warrant against ExxonMobil MD Laing

ExxonMobil Nigeria MD Richard Laing

A Federal High Court, Abuja has issued a bench warrant for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to apprehend the managing director, ExxonMobil Nigeria Richard Laing.

The anti-graft agency said on Wednesday via Twitter that Justice Okon Abang granted its application on January 29 for a bench warrant to arrest the managing director of the international oil company.

The EFCC approached the court for a warrant after three invitations to Mr Liang were rebuffed.

The commission is investigating alleged procurement fraud in the major integrity pipelines project involving Mobile Producing Nigeria as the contracting company, Suffolk Petroleum Services Limited as the main contractor, Saipem Contracting Nigeria, Global Offshore Limited and Van Ord as sub-contractor to SPSL.

At issue is the alleged fraudulent creation of change orders worth over $213million.