Financial Crimes Commission,
EFCC, has concluded plans to
dock a former Managing Director
of one of the subsidiaries of the
Nigerian National Petroleum
Corporation and three former
executive directors of the oil
corporation under ex-Minister
of Petroleum Resources, Mrs.
Diezani Alison-Madueke as soon
as investigations are concluded.
The four are said to be under
investigation by officials of the
Subsidy Unit of the EFCC and
their counterparts from the
National Crime Agency of the
United Kingdom in relation to
the former minister’s case.
A highly placed source at the
EFCC told Nigerian pilot Sunday
that the ex-NNPC MD and the
three former EDs had already
been directed to be reporting to
investigators of the EFCC on a
weekly basis.
The four were said to be
“very close” to Alison-Madueke
while in office as the minister of
The EFCC source further
added that the affected NNPC
chiefs will appear in court as
soon as the legal unit of the
commission is done with the
“The man has been sacked
now. He has been reporting
to the EFCC since. Even three
former executive directors are
also reporting to the EFCC to
tell the agency what they know
about the NNPC funds.”
Nigerian Pilot Sunday
gathered that the former MD
being investigated was not
among the oil barons that
were picked up in the UK for
alleged complicity in the money
laundering case against the
former minister.
Our correspondents could
not get the Head of Media and
Publicity of the EFCC, Mr.
Wilson Uwujaren, and yesterday
as calls to his mobile telephone
line indicated that it had been
switched off.
But a top operative of the EFCC
said yesterday that the EFCC
investigation into the activities
of the NNPC was not just about
Alison-Madueke. The source
said that more people could be
grilled in relation to the probe of
the corporation.

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