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

06 May 2016, 13:29

Abuja - The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday and Thursday embarked on a mass arrest of individuals believed to have received part of the $115m (N23bn) disbursed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, through Fidelity Bank PLC.

The money was allegedly laundered by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

They are former Foreign Affairs Minister from Kano Aminu Bashir Wali, former minister of state for foreign affairs from Jigawa, Dr. Nuruddeen Muhammad and a former minister from Katsina State.

Also read: EFCC arrests Fidelity Bank MD for receiving Diezani’s $115m

Others included the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Cross River State, Ntufam Okon and INEC officials in Kano and Jigawa states.

An EFCC source alleged that Wali and Muhammad received money on behalf of their respective states.

The source alleged that N400m was also given to the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kano State, Mukaila Abdullahi, who died alongside his wife and two children in a fire barely a week after the election.

Source: Punch

- News 24


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