EFCC detains Halliburton employees, directors, in $181M bribery case

Nigeria’s anti-corruption body has detained 12 people over a major bribery case in the West African nation.

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission spokesman Femi Babafemi said Friday the commission arrested Giuseppe Lurcace of Saipem Construction Nigeria Ltd. and Frank Pliya of Technip Offshore Nigeria Ltd. He said agents also detained 10 Halliburton employees for questioning. He said the company’s managing director, a top suspect, could not be found.

He said the arrests are connected to a bribery case involving KBR, a former Halliburton subsidiary, which admitted to authorizing and paying bribes from 1995 to 2004 for contracts in Nigeria.


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