$ 153 million was seized in the investigation

The authorities highlight their efforts to fight corruption. This week, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission took stock of the investigation against former Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke and announced that it had seized $ 153 million and 80 properties.

as reported from Lagos,Liza Fabbian

The head of the Commission for Economic and Financial Crime is making sure that his services continue their investigations against the former Minister of Petroleum, who is accused of colossal advances.

Diezani Alison-Madueke, who held this post under President Goodluck Jonathan between 2010 and 2015, is cited in a number of corruption cases.

The head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Committee said his services have so far been able to seize $ 153 million, to which 80 properties are being added for a total value of $ 80 million.

Authorities are also trying to recover $ 115 million that is allegedly paid as a bribe to influence the outcome of the 2015 presidential election.

After all, the former oil minister is currently out of reach for her country’s justice, since she fled to Britain in 2014. Attempts to initiate extradition proceedings have so far failed.

In addition, the Anti-Corruption Commission announced at the end of the week that it was looking for a former husband of one of Muhammadu Buhari’s daughters, as part of a national real estate development project. The main suspect – Gimba Yau Kumo – married one of Muhammadu Buhari’s daughters in 2016, but they have been separated for several years, according to one of the head of state’s spokespersons. “It simply came to our notice then. That our anti-corruption agencies are really independent, he said.


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