Dieziani Used 3 Oil Firms, 2 Persons To Launder $115M, Says EFCC

By Lukman Olabiyi

An operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Usman Zakari, yesterday, narrated before the Federal High Court, Lagos, how former Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, laundered $115 million, through three oil companies and two individuals.
Zakari was the EFCC second witness in the ongoing trial of former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Kwara State, Mr. Mohammed Dele Belgore and former Minister for National Planning, Dr. Abubakar Sulaiman, who are standing trial in the alleged N450 million fraud.
Belgore and Sulaiman are being re-arraigned before Justice Rilwan Aikawa on an amended five counts, wherein the name of the former Petroleum minister was mentioned in the charge.
According to the amended charge, on or about March 27, 2015, Alison-Madueke was accused of conspiring with Belgore and Sulaiman to directly take possession of N450 million, which they reasonably ought to have known forms part of proceeds of unlawful act.
The two defendants were equally said to have taken the said funds in cash, which exceeded the amount authorised by law, without going through any financial institution.
They were also accused of paying N50 million to one Sheriff Shagaya, without going through financial institutions.             (The Sun)

One thought on “Dieziani Used 3 Oil Firms, 2 Persons To Launder $115M, Says EFCC

  1. Linkon Osama says:

    Well, Federal government of an some of higher official holders of Nigeria are crippling the war against corruption cases in Nigeria.
    Dieziani corruption malpractices was not limits is this country Nigeria and in a civilization country like Chaina, or Saudi Arabia other foreigner countries were there’s infective laws of government against corruption Dieziani have to sentence to face public excursion in other to higher officials profile criminals like her.
    But Nigeria did not have that capacity to deals with criminal case guilty suspects, truly we lack of capability government to make a laws affect corruption malpractices.

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