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EFCC quizzes ex-Northern ministers, others over Diezani’s N23bn fraud

By Soni Daniel

Abuja- The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in continuation of its investigations into the N23 billion laundered by the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison Madueke during the 2015 General Elections through Fidelity Bank plc, has so far unravelled how a total of N5,097,064,000 was disbursed and received by representatives from seven states in the Northwest zone of the country.

EFCC operatives
EFCC operatives

Preliminary investigation into the matter has shown that a total of N1, 356,620,000 was received by two beneficiaries from Kano State of which a total of N950,000,000 was received by the former Minister of Foreign Affairs in the last dispensation, Ambassador Aminu Bashir Wali while the balance of N406,206,000 was received on behalf of the late Kano State Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Alhaji Mukaila Abdullahi by one Sani Isa who is retiree of INEC, Kano State.

They all according to investigations collected these monies from Fidelity Bank plc after due certification of various means of identification as requested by the bank.

Also, one of the representatives from Jigawa State who was the former Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Dr Nurudeen Muhammad received a total of N500,000,000 out of N750,000,000 disbursed to Jigawa State.

Meanwhile, the reprensentatives from Kano and Jigawa States including the former staff of INEC have been taken into custody and investigations are still on going as to who the balance of N250,000,000 was given to.


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