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Diezani bribe: Ex-Cross River governor, Edo gov aspirant grilled

12 May 2016, 21:32

Port-Harcourt - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) questioned former Cross Rivers State Governor Liyel Imoke on his involvement in the $115m (N23bn) bribe allegedly disbursed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

The anti-graft agency on Wednesday grilled the former governor for several hours in its Port Harcourt office.

Also read: N23bn Diezani bribe: Ex-Jonathan ministers, PDP chairman quizzed

The commission wrote on its official Facebook page on Wednesday, “Chief Liyel Imoke was on Wednesday quizzed by operatives of the EFCC in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for his alleged involvement in the N500m collected by the Cross River State’s Chairman of the PDP, Ntufam Okon, from the sleazy $115m, (which) a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, lodged with Fidelity Bank in controversial circumstances during the 2015 campaign period.

“Imoke arrived at the Port Harcourt’s office of the EFCC by 10.15am on Wednesday and is answering questions being posed to him by investigators.”

A former Deputy Governor of Edo State, Lucky Imasuen, and former Secretary to the State Government of Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, were also arrested for allegedly collecting N700m from the Diezani fund.

- News 24


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