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Diezani Alison-Madueke EFCC arrests PDP chieftain for receiving N450m from ex minister

Nkanga allegedly received the money twice, first on March 27, 2015 (N350m), then on March 31, 2015 (N100m).

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Former Petroleum Minister, Dieziani Alison-Madueke

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and former military administrator of Akwa Ibom State, Idongesit Nkanga.

Nkanga was arrested in connection with the $115m which the former minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke allegedly used to bribe some officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The former minister reportedly asked the former Managing Director (MD) of Fidelity bank PLC, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo  to help handle the disbursements of funds.

Diezani’s son, Ugonna Madueke was also accused of overseeing all the payments.

An EFCC source who spoke to Premium Times about the PDP chieftain’s arrest, said “He is in the custody of the EFCC and would be charged to court soon.”

Nkanga allegedly received the money twice, first on March 27, 2015 (N350m), then on March 31, 2015 (N100m).

Senator Chris Anyanwu was also mentioned as a beneficiary of the ex minister’s largesse.

The Senator however denied the allegations saying a bullet should be put in her head if she’s found guilty of taking the money.

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