The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has uncovered an additional $72.87 million laying in a Fidelity bank account that has been linked to former petroleum minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke.
This was disclosed by Mr Wilson Uwujaren who is the spokesperson for the Anti-Graft Agency, while speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, 15th December 2021.
He also revealed that one Mr Nnamdi Okonkwo, who is a former Managing Director of Fidelity Bank Plc, at that time has been also arrested.
Okonkwo’s arrest was part of ongoing investigations on the former minister, which the lead to the revelation that the money was lodged in the coffers of the bank.
Mr Wilson in his words, said;
explained that Okonkwo, who is presently the Chairman of First Bank Holding, alongside others, had earlier been grilled over $115 million and $153 million by the anti-graft agency.
“While all the $153 million were recovered by the EFCC, the cases involving $115 million, as it relates with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) bribery matter, are in various courts.
Uwujaren added saying;
“Okonkwo and Charles Onyedibe are currently being detained by the EFCC over the whereabouts of the new $72.87 million,”