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Nigerian govt officials, staff didn’t sell 48 million barrels of stolen oil ― NNPC

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Nigerian govt officials, staff didn’t sell 48 million barrels of stolen oil ― NNPC

 

Nigerian govt officials, staff didn’t sell 48 million barrels of stolen oil ― NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has debunked reports claiming that some Nigerian government officials, NNPC staff sold 48 Million barrels of stolen crude oil and issued death threats to whistleblower.

 

The corporation debunked the allegation in a statement issued on Friday and signed by Afe Babalola.

 

It alleged that the report was just a failed attempt by an international crime syndicate to intimidate, extort and defraud NNPC and the Federal Government of Nigeria.


Read the full statement below:

FAILED ATTEMPT BY AN INTERNATIONAL CRIME SYNDICATE TO INTIMIDATE, EXTORT AND DEFRAUD THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA

 

We act as Counsel to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

The attention of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has been drawn to several online publications, particularly the Sahara Reporters’ publication of 26th July 2020, captioned “EXCLUSIVE: How Nigerian Government Officials, NNPC Staff Sold 48 Million Barrels Of Stolen Crude Oil, Issued Death Threats To Whistleblower,” sponsored by SAMANO SA DE CV. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation is also aware of several television broadcasts and commentaries in respect of the same subject. These publications replicate the content of a recent letter forwarded to NNPC on behalf of SAMANO SA DE CV by its Solicitors, Messrs. Lords & Temple.

 

The Management of the Corporation states emphatically that these publications are replete with falsehoods, offensive, gold-digging and a calculated attempt by the said SAMANO SA DE CV (SAMANO) working in concert with its local and international agents to intimidate, blackmail and extort money from the Federal Government of Nigeria and NNPC. Given the attention which these publications have generated, NNPC deems it necessary to make the following clarifications.
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