Again, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), revealed that another sum of $72, 870,000million has been linked with the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
This additional money uncovered by the EFCC is said to have been found in a Fidelity Bank which led to the arrest of a former Managing Director of the bank, Nnamdi Okonkwo.
Okonkwo, who is currently the Chairman of First Bank Holding, alongside others, had earlier been grilled over a sum of $153million and $115million by the Commission.
While all the $153 million was recovered by the EFCC, the cases involving $115million, as it relates with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, bribery matter, are in various courts.
Okonkwo and Charles Onyedibe are currently being detained by the EFCC over the whereabouts of the new $72.8m.
In May this year, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, said that $153 million and over 80 properties have been recovered from Diezani Alison-Madueke during an interview in the April edition of the commission’s magazine, EFCC Alert.
Mr Bawa said that the 80 properties recovered from Mrs Alison-Madueke were worth about $80 million.
Mrs Alison-Madueke is charged with numerous fraud cases and her trail has been on for a while now.
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