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Thursday, 2 December 2010

Former US VP, Dick Cheney, faces bribery scandal charges in Nigeria

 Dick Cheney, file pic



Nigeria's anti-corruption agency, EFCC, is to charge former US Vice-President Dick Cheney over a bribery scandal that involves a former subsidiary of energy firm Halliburton.

Agency spokesman Femi Babafemi said that the charges were likely to be brought next week.
The case involves engineering firm KBR, which has admitted bribing officials.

Mr Cheney was Halliburton's chief executive before becoming vice-president to George W Bush in 2001.
Mr Babafemi said the charges were "not unconnected to his role as the chief executive of Halliburton".

KBR last year pleaded guilty to paying $180m (£115m) in bribes to Nigerian officials prior to 2007, when it was a subsidiary of Halliburton. The firm agreed to pay $579m (£372m)in fines related to the case in the US.
But Nigeria, along with France and Switzerland, has conducted its own investigations into the case.
Office raid
 
The bribes concerned the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in southern Nigeria.
KBR and Halliburton have now split, and Halliburton says it is not connected with the case against KBR.
Halliburton denies involvement in the allegations.

It has complained that a raid on its office last week by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission officials was "an affront against justice".

Ten people were detained for questioning and later released.
A prosecutor quoted by Agence France-Presse news agency said those charged would include former and current leaders of Halliburton and officials from firms in a consortium involved in the LNG plant.

Source: BBC News

10 Comments:

  • At 3 December 2010 at 04:13 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    EFCC had better check their sources very well, because Americans don't take such allegations likely.

     
  • At 3 December 2010 at 04:13 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    x

     
  • At 3 December 2010 at 09:37 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    EHN-EHN!...really?

     
  • At 3 December 2010 at 10:50 , Anonymous Olusegun said...

    EFCC can dream on. Charge Dick Chenney? Even US Justice Dept no fit.

    Meanwhile, How about the guy that died in their custody?

     
  • At 3 December 2010 at 11:35 , Anonymous 9jaLife said...

    EFCC has gone gaga. Corruption is rife in Naija, instead of them to focus on that, its the former VPoTUS they want to charge with corruption.

    Why Naija wants to strain diplomatic relations with the US is beyond me, then again they may think that Obama will support such a move because of his anti-GOP rhetoric...

    Either way, good luck with that..

     
  • At 3 December 2010 at 13:12 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    What a joke!? Dick Cheney will report EFCC to the illuminati and then they can settle it from there. This is all a smokescreen to get Atiku banned from running.....

     
  • At 4 December 2010 at 04:40 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    lol. Yea right! They're dreaming if they think Obama will support that craziness. Americans are like siblings that fight. You try to mess with them they will come together as one. Maybe that's the way God will solve this republican v. Democratic fight in America. lol. EFCC better go find someone else. Please, let me finish school here bfore you bring your nonesense so they don't deport me.

     
  • At 4 December 2010 at 23:01 , Anonymous pinkielepa said...

    abeg efcc,nigerians r tired of ur stories witout resullts

     
  • At 5 December 2010 at 21:00 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Nigerians are a joke. So, they are gonna charge Cheney when majority are crooks, thieves, scammers and the king of bribery.

    They are playing with fire because Americans don't play stupid games like that, we all know that the most corrupt people in the world are the same people accusing.

    I don't even like Cheney like that but I wonder what happened to Babangida, Abacha(rest in pieces), etc Bunch of fools!!!

     
  • At 7 December 2010 at 12:18 , Anonymous The Kinkster said...

    They havent finished charging all those theives in our HOR and Senate for blatant corruption, nah Dick Cheney dem wan prosecute? Jokers!

     

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