EFCC to probe ex-governor over $115m Diezani money

Uduaghan allegedly received N450m from the $115m which the former minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke kept for the 2015 presidential elections.

Former Governor of Delta state- Emmanuel-Uduaghan

Reports say Uduaghan allegedly received N450m from the $115m which the former minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke kept for the 2015 presidential elections.

Also on the EFCC interrogation list, is a former Senator, Ndudi Elumelu.

The Managing Director (MD) of Fidelity bank PLC, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo told the EFCC that he was asked by the former minister of petroleum to help handle the disbursements of the $115m to some Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officers.

Punch reports that an EFCC source said “During interrogation at the Port Harcourt office of the EFCC, we were told that the money was N450m and it was received through the Nnebisi branch of Fidelity Bank, Delta State, and handed over to Uduaghan for disbursement to the local governments during the 2015 general elections.

“The next step will be to quiz Uduaghan so that he can explain his own side of the story. They will be in court as soon as investigations are completed.”

Ugonna Madueke, the son of the former Minister of petroleum, was also accused of handling the disbursement of the funds.

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