$180m Halliburton scandal: EFCC may commence fresh trial

Some of the suspects implicated in the $180million Halliburton bribery scandal are likely to be retried, following fresh evidence.

Yesterday, an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) source  also disclosed that it may review claims that a former National Security Adviser (NSA), Gen. Aliyu Gusau and a former Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS), Col. Kayode Are, facilitated an out of court settlement with five companies on the scandal.

In a document submitted to the EFCC, there are indications  that the government opted for settlement agreement because of Julius Berger’s strategic roles in the nation’s economy.

It was also gathered that the EFCC was prevailed upon to adopt plea bargain because the nation’s laws on the subject matter were weak.

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But the anti-graft agency has not foreclosed the trial of the suspects.


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