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Diezani Family says media is demonising ex-minster

The former minister was arrested in London by the National Crime Agency (NCA) last week.

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Former Petroleum minister, Deziani Allison-Madueke


Reports reaching Pulse News say the family of the former minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke has released an official statement, addressing her ordeal.

Read: Family reveals 12 startling facts in ex-minister's defence

The press statement allegedly released by Diezani’s family, was obtained from Ladun Liadi.

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 family accused the media of demonising Diezani.

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The family said “However, it is clear that here is  a deliberate and vicious campaign to demonise members of the Madueke family, with all manner of frivolous allegations.”


Read: ‘Diezani will undergo cancer surgery next week,’ Lawyer

The family also said “For example, an online news media gleefully published that Mr. Ugonna Madueke “owns at least three properties in the United States.” It even called the properties “POSH” and went on to state the addresses. THEY LIED.”

Dieziani Alison-Madueke play

Former Petroleum Minister, Dieziani Alison-Madueke



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The former minister was arrested in London by the National Crime Agency (NCA) last week.




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