EFCC Sets Up Four-Man Panel For Full Investigation Into The Activities Of Diezani Alison-Madueke

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has commenced a full investigation into the activities of the immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

It was learnt on Sunday that the commission constituted a four-member committee of crack detectives to probe all the NNPC accounts which were supervised by the former minister. The committee was led by a Superintendent of Police, who was seconded to the commission.

Investigations revealed that the other three members of the committee were pioneer civilian
operatives of the commission with high capacity for investigation.

Sunday PUNCH had on Sunday reported that the ongoing probe of the immediate-past administration by President Muhammadu Buhari was to beam its searchlight on the alleged purchase of three mobile stages, costing $6.9m, by former President Goodluck Jonathan and two of his officials.

According to a document, which was obtained from the Presidency on Saturday, the deal, which is now a subject of investigation, was allegedly carried out by Jonathan; his Chief Security Officer, Mr. Gordon Obuah; and Alison-Madueke.

The fund was said to have been withdrawn from one of the numerous accounts of the NNPC.

The $6.9m (about N1.37bn) was said to have been withdrawn for the purpose of buying three pieces of 40-feet mobile stages for use by Jonathan during the campaign.

Besides the latest allegation, it will be recalled that a group, Crusader for Good Governance, had petitioned the EFCC accusing the former minister of squandering million of dollars of public funds to charter private jets.

The petitioners also accused her of spending $300,000 on an average international trip.

The group also alleged that the NNPC, a government agency she oversaw, maintained a Challenger 850 Visa jet which serves the former minister’s needs as well as those of her family. The cost of running the jet is $500,000 per month.

She was also accused of going to a meeting of the Oil Producing and Exporting Countries in Austria in a private jet.

It was gathered on Sunday that the committee set up by the EFCC had since commenced probing the NNPC accounts and activities of the former minister.

A top operative of the EFCC, who confided in The PUNCH, said:
 “I think the commission has commenced investigation into this Diezani issue. It is not just about inviting her, the commission has set up a four-man team of crack detectives to investigate her operations in the NNPC.
“The terms of reference of the committee include to look into all the NNPC accounts which were under the supervision of Mrs. Alison-Madueke.
The committee has since commenced work; they are still working. I think a very senior police officer, a Police Superintendent, is leading the other operatives in the probe of Diezani and multiple accounts of the NNPC.” The source said.
When Punch contacted the Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, on the activities of the EFCC Special Committee on the NNPC, the calls to his mobile telephone line did not connect.

But Uwujaren had earlier said that he was not aware if the commission had commenced a probe into the allegation that $6.9m was spent on campaign stages. Uwujaren said that he had not been briefed on any such investigation.
“I am not aware of such a probe; I have not been briefed on such a probe,” he said.
Meanwhile, Obuah has denied the allegation of purchase of three mobile stages, costing $6.9m, for public appearance of the then President.

Obuah, who spoke through his lawyer, Mr. Andrew Tsekiri, in a telephone conversation with one of their correspondents on Sunday, said the allegation was false and challenged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to produce evidence instead of putting him on trial in the media.

Tsekiri said his client had been confronted with the allegation while in the detention of the Department of State Services, which he said investigated it and found it to be untrue.

The lawyer said:
 “Let me tell you, nothing like that exists. Obuah did not make demand for that money for any stage. Let them show to Nigerians evidence that he took the money. When Obuah was in their (DSS) detention, they investigated this particular matter and found out that it was false.
“He was confronted with the allegation. Mr. Obuah told them that he knew nothing about it, and they found that the allegation was false. They released him, why are they bringing it up again?”
He said since the release of the former President’s CSO from the DSS detention in July, he had not been contacted over the allegation by any government agency since then. He said:
“They have investigated the allegation and they found out it was false, since then no government agency had contacted or invited Mr. Obuah.
“They should show how Diezani authorised the payment of the money and how it left Citibank to Zenith Bank, to Access Bank to Sterling Bank and they should show how it ended in Obuah’s account.”
Tsekiri said the outcome of the allegation would soon show that the Buhari Administration was not interested in governance but to frame up allegations against people.
“They are just lying against Diezani and Mr. Jonathan. That is what they are doing. Let me tell you what they want to do. They will charge Obuah to court, make all the noise about the allegation that has been published, knowing full well that the matter will not be decided in about a year or two, and by then, the public would have forgotten about it but they would have spoilt your name.”

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Wysetots at 06:31 AM, 31/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Now this is good news.....I hope she gets a personal cell and personal arrest too.

She ran NNPC as her personal kitchen........Bomboklat
beneno at 07:11 AM, 31/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Spatacuss at 07:37 AM, 31/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Arest all the Oroboto's Monkeys that ate our money
dareper at 07:48 AM, 31/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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I see
maxzy277 at 08:15 AM, 31/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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All this Lawyers wey dey speak for criminals as if he was there during d time he dey steal d money.
PaskyWosky at 08:22 AM, 31/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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my dear I wish u quick recovery wherever u are, u have  d right to b afraid o but come make we reason for prison matter
ngfineface at 08:24 AM, 31/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Shuooo! Only four man Panel for her - why? With the amount of money involved, a twenty man panel should probe her so that when she sees the number of people at the panel fear no go gree her lie. She go just dey confess before probe begin.
PoliticxGuru at 09:53 AM, 31/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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I still dey watch una
gogoman at 09:58 AM, 31/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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dem never arrest her since? na wa oo
edpete at 10:25 AM, 31/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Arrest quick quick
freethinker at 01:05 PM, 31/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Fashoney at 01:19 PM, 31/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Embezzling public funds is now What a man can do,a woman can do it more perfect..SMH
Fashoney at 01:28 PM, 31/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Embezzling public funds is now What a man can do,a woman can do it more perfect..SMH
Slimchery at 06:26 PM, 31/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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When a girl loves, she loves for real. When she loves you, she becomes happy, she becomes proud of you and she feels happy when talking to you... She will be friend with your friends and relatives, your likes will be her likes, she will change her life style to fit in yours.No matter how much you disappoint her, she will forgive you before you apologize, yes she loves you. She will try to be a little bit jealous and protective,because she wants you to be hers and only hers.Her boyfriend will now become her EX... because all her future will be in ur hands. She will reject all proposals from other boys. No matter how far or near you are, she will protect herself for you. She will like everything you post on Facebook no matter how stupid it is... retweet everything you tweet on twitter and will instantly reply to all ur messages on WhatsApp or Facebook, She won't mind, whether you give her Money or not, whether you are rich or not, coz her interest in you is your future not what you are now.She will show you all her friends and relatives, because she's proud of you! Look at that girl, her heart is made of Gold, so precious and full of love. She deserves to be treated as queen.But this bastard (some guys) after making her love you wholeheartedly,after making her waste her time on you, after making her reject other guys who would have been useful to her, and after all, having let her show you to everyone she knows that you are the ONE, Now you're leaving her, leaving her broken hearted, guys whom she rejected because of you are going to laugh at her, her friends and relatives will ask, WHERE IS HE WHOM YOU TOLD US?All she could do is to sit put her head on her knees, cry as if there is no tomorrow. Cry endlessly because she loved you endlessly.Guys, don't make that girl regret why she loved you. Don't make others laugh at her. Fulfill your promises to her, if she wronged you, give her a second chance, everyone deserves a second chance. Know that she is a human not a god, she can't be perfect all the time.THINK ABOUT IT, GUYS.
eoadex2003 at 06:45 PM, 31/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Strange world, wicked world.
chealseafc at 09:53 PM, 31/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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kayveetee at 01:03 AM, 1/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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na so them go talk so tay her case go close
dickieponga at 03:24 AM, 1/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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She dey pretend say she get heart attack for hospital...
Dis one no dey go free...
franklinseyea at 02:27 PM, 1/09/2015 (4 years ago)
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She should be probed accordingly cos they are all thieves
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