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Halliburton Scandal: EFCC Traces N13.5b To Private Account

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has uncovered how $32.5 million of about $200 million fines from Halliburton Energy Services was allegedly paid into a private account.The cash was said to be missing because the anti-graft agency could not ascertain whether or not it was remitted into the Federal Government’s account.A top shot with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC), Mr. Roland Ewubare, who was one of the lawyers involved in the Settlement Agreement with Halliburton, has been given up to September 15 to submit a letter authorising him by the Federal Government  to open the private escrow account.Ewubare told the EFCC that, as the then Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), he acted in national interest in opening the escrow account.He is in the United States to retrieve the relevant documents relating to the account for the EFCC.The EFCC has grilled the Managing Director of Halliburton Energy Services in Nigeria, Henry Ok…