Capital Oil and Ifeanyi Ubah Football Club owner, Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has denied being detained by Department of State Security today (Thursday, March 30, 2017).
Speaking to The Guardian, he stated: “If l’m arrested, l would not be talking to you. They should continue writing, but those who are in doubt should come and watch football tomorrow because l would be there.”
Reports of his arrest by DSS spread afield earlier today, and claims that he was detained over diversion of products of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in his custody gained ground.
He has dismissed the accounts as rubbish.
However, the 46 year old billionaire has been a guest of law enforcement agency twice. Once in 2012 and another time in 2013.
Here are the scenarios that led to his arrest then:
1. He was a guest of the Special Fraud Unit in Ikoyi for over a week, from October 9, 2012.
His company was implicated in the raging subsidy scam, and about N43.291 billion was tabulated against Capital Oil.
Along with five of his staffers, he spent over a week in detention in Ikoyi (Lagos).
The court granted him bail on October 19, 2012.
2. He was again arrested on April 30, 2013, over the same subject matter of subsidy scam by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
He was quizzed in Abuja by the anti-corruption agency.
He thereafter went to court to seek redress.