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Diezani Alison-Madueke EFCC recovers £2 million jewellery from ex-minister, associate’s wife

An EFCC source also said that the agency recovered a watch worth £600, 000 from Alison-Madueke and one worth £1.4m from Omokore’s wife.

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These are the biggest corruption stories of 2017 play Nigeria's former minister of petroleum Diezani Alison-Madueke addresses delegates at the opening of the Nigeira Oil & Gas 2014 conference in Abuja, March 18, 2014, REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (Reuters)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered jewellery worth over £2 million (N593 million) from former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke and the wife of her associate, Jide Omokore.

An EFCC source also said that the agency recovered a watch worth £600, 000 from Alison-Madueke and one worth £1.4m from Omokore’s wife, Punch reports.

The source revealed further that officials involved in the arms deal fraud stole $15 billion not $2.1billion from Nigeria’s coffers.

“We have discovered that the total money in the arms scandal is over $15bn, not $1.2bn that was initially discovered,” he said.

“The $2.1bn was just for one transaction. Many of these military officers set up companies for the purpose of diverting money meant for the prosecution of the anti-insurgency war,” he added.

The former minister was arrested in London in October 2015 over allegations of money laundering.

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