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EFCC names oil marketers in Diezani’s $115m bribery case


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday named three oil marketing companies which allegedly aided a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to distribute an alleged bribe of $115m to compromise the 2015 general election.

An investigator with the anti-graft agency, Usman Zikari, who appeared as a witness before the Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday, claimed that three oil companies were used as conduits by the former minister.

According to him, the oil marketing companies – Auctus Investment Ltd., Northern Belt Gas and Mid-Western Oil and Gas – along with one Leonor Olaitan, were used by Diezani to lodge $89m out of the $115m in the bank.

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