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Diezani Ghanaian businessman fingered as ex-minister's accomplice

Okyere's company, Springfield Energy Ltd, was awarded a $40 billion annual contract awarded by Mrs. Alison-Madueke in April 2014.

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Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum Diezani Alison-Madueke addresses delegates at the opening of the Nigeira Oil & Gas 2014 conference in a file photo play Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum Diezani Alison-Madueke addresses delegates at the opening of the Nigeira Oil & Gas 2014 conference in a file photo (REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde)

Reports reaching Pulse News, says that a Ghanaian Oil Tycoon, Kevin Okyere has been implicated in the money laundering scandal involving ex-petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

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Dieziani Madueke

(Guardian)

 

Sahara Reporters reports that he was linked to the scandal through another accomplice of Diezani, Melanie Spencer.

Read: Lawyer says Uk saga worsened ex-minister’s Cancer

The report said £10,000 was also found on Melanie Spencer.

According to Sahara Reporters, Spencer's residence, 14A St Johns Wood Road, NW8 8RE in London, was purchased on May 30, 2014 by Kevin Okyere for £4.5 million.

 

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

The report also said Okyere served as Diezani's personal assistant in 2014.

Also, Okyere's company, Springfield Energy Ltd, was awarded a $40 billion annual contract awarded by Mrs. Alison-Madueke in April 2014.

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Former Petroleum Minister, Dieziani Alison-Madueke

(Hallmarknews)

 

Sahara Reporters also said that Springfield Energy Ltd, was given juicy contracts to lift Crude Oil in 2014 by the former petroleum minister.

Read: US considering visa ban, financial sanctions against ex-minister, 12 others

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Former Petroleum Minister, Dieziani Alison-Madueke

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According to Sahara Reporters, Okyere is a very influential man in Ghana.

Adding that that "Mr. Okyere is married to Melanie Spencer, a niece of Rebecca Akufor -Addo, the wife of the NPP Presidential candidate, Nana Akufor-Addo. Melanie Spencer is the daughter of a former Ghana Airways pilot, Powis Spencer."

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