45 Days Later, Ifeanyi Ubah Finally Regains Freedom
Has another anti-corruption agency of the federal government received another technical knock-out for poor handling of its cases?
Based on logistics, they waited till mid-night to set him free.
Sources said the oil mogul was released unconditionally by the Department of State Services after a “No Case” was established, following a tedious investigation by the DSS in his rift with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.
The DSS had arrested Ubah on May 5 over his alleged connection with a claimed theft of petrol kept in his tank farm in Lagos by the NNPC.
The product, it said, was valued at over N11 billion. The agency said Ubah’s action amounted to economic sabotage, with “capacity to negatively impact on national economy.”
But Ubah denied the allegation, maintaining he is innocent while providing proof that the NNPC was not sincere in its dealings.
At the peak of the drama following his arraignment, two different court rulings stalled Ubah’s release.
While a Federal High Court in Lagos ordered his release, 10 minutes later an Abuja High Court approved his continuous detention by the DSS.