In a letter to the IOC, the EFCC said the Executive Director has a case to answer in connection with alleged conspiracy, bribery and abuse of office.
“This request is made pursuant to Section 38(1) and (2) of the Economic and Financial crimes Commission (Establishment Act) 2004.”
A source said: “The EFCC will not drop the case but the issues at hand are in the interest of the development of our oil sector.
“We are on the trail of how the proceeds of the bribery and abuse of office were diverted to buy choice assets even from their employer.
“We are resolute to address the rot in the oil sector, especially by some staff of International Oil Companies, IOCs.
“There are concerns that some Nigerian staff of IOCs had been serving as agents to some of their bosses to launder funds.”
It was learnt that the NLNG was uncomfortable that one of its directors, who represented the IOC, was implicated in a bribery scam.
The board of NLNG specifically requested that the IOC should address bribe issues raised by a Whistleblower on the same Executive Director.
The Chairman of the Board of NLNG, Edmund Daukoru is reported to have insisted that the law must take its course.
Daukoru was said to have asked the IOC to come up with its position on the allegations against the retired director.