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Akintoye Akindele’s Travails Gets More Complicated, As Police Drags Platform Capital Boss To Court Over Allegation Of Bribery



These are definitely not the best of times for businessman and founder of Platform Capital, Dr. Akintoye Akindele.

This is as he has been alleged of trying to bribe officers of the Nigeria Police investigating him on an allegation of criminal conspiracy, criminal diversion of funds and theft.

The businessman who has been in police custody for some weeks was charged before the High Court of the FCT, Abuja on Friday, August 18, 2023. Read here.

As you read, the biggest gist in town is that  Akindele has been sued by the police for alleged bribery.

Akindele was alleged to have offered N150 million bribe to the police investigative team working on a petition submitted to the Inspector General of Police (Force Intelligence Bureau) by Summit Oil International Limited over alleged criminal conspiracy, criminal diversion of funds and theft running into millions both in US dollars and Naira.

According to a charge sheet by the police spotted by, Akindele made an initial payment of N50 million out of the N150 million he offered as bribe to facilitate his escape from custody and to possibly enable him to leave the country.

We gathered that the alleged N50 million bribe was paid from an account named “Duport Midstream Company Limited”.

Sources squealed that the board of the company did not know anything about the existence of the account.

Meanwhile, Akindele, still has to answer to a separate petition he is also being investigated for.

According to report, the petition was filed by concerned shareholders of Duport Midstream Company Limited for alleged misappropriation of millions of dollars fund belonging to the company.

Company sources alleged that Akindele admitted to have received the funds but allegedly refused to account for the money.

Akindele, who acts as the interim Managing Director of Duport Midstream is said to have also resisted all attempts by the forensic auditors appointed by the board to investigate discrepancies in the company’s financial records

Recall that Akindele had before now sued the Inspector-General of Police, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Summit Oil International Limited, Dr Zulikat Wuraola Abiola, Duport Energy Limited and Mr Oluwatosin Odusanya, before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos for allegedly detaining him beyond the limit provided by the law.

Edited from Famous People

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