List your accomplices, industry expert urges Diezani

Kunle Kalejaye 06 October 2015, Sweetcrude, Lagos – Embattled Nigeria’s former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke currently facing corruption charges in London, has been urged not to prolong her travails, but rather to go ahead and list her accomplices.


Mrs Alison-Madueke

According to an oil and gas analyst and observer, Mr. Bala Zakka, Diezani could not have acted alone, and so, the onus is on her to name all those involved in the matter as she has been charged so that justice could take its course.

“It could have been impossible for the former minister ‎to have single-handedly executed all the shady deals being attributed to her. Individuals and companies must be connected to these deals.

“She has to list these companies and individuals,” Zakka told SweetcrudeReports on Monday.

Earlier on Monday in London, the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency secured the seizure of the sum of £27,000 (N8,155,164.37) in the case involving the former minister and her mother, Mrs Beatrice Agama, at the Westminster Magistrates Court.
‎The application to seize the cash was made by the National Crime Agency in Nigeria.
Mrs Alison-Madueke, was arrested and granted conditional bail on Friday with four other people by the International Corruption Unit, ICU, of the UK’s National Crimes Agency.
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