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Diezani Bribe EFCC arrests 2 commissioners in Enugu over funds from ex-minister

The EFCC has arrested two commissioners in Enugu for their alleged involvement in funds disbursed by Diezani Allison Madueke.

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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)

Two commissioners in Enugu, Charles Egumbe and Rita Mba, have been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Punch reports that the commissioners were arrested in connection to their alleged involvement in a N23billion allegedly disbursed by Diezani Alison-Madueke in the run-up to the 2015 general election.

Before their appointments as Commissioners for Water Resources - Charles Egumgbe and Commissioner for Tourism - Rita Mba, the politicians held sway as the chairman and secretary for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign in the state during the 2015 election.

“They were detained, they made statements and they were later released on bail,” Johnson Babalola, the EFCC zonal head, south east zone disclosed.

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Also arrested by the EFCC was Ikeje Asogwa, the current chairman of the board of Enugu State Universal Basic Education Board.

It was further reported that the arrested politicians' names popped up during the interrogation of Sullivan Chime by EFCC officials.

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