The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has reiterated its claim that there was an alleged underhand dealing between former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Maduke and an Executive Director in First Bank Nigeria Limited, Mr. Dauda Lawal.
The anti-graft agency’s reiteration was contained in the papers which it filed in objection to some applications urging Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja to lift the interim forfeiture order hanging on some of Diezan’s 19 properties in the UK and US.
The EFCC in the paper, accused Lawal of money laundering claiming the bank director helped Diezani to transfer part of the slush money she allegedly used to purchase 19 houses in Nigeria, the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
The agency also accused Aiteco group boss, Benedict Peters, of contributing $60m to the $115m allegedly provided by the ex-minister to bribe electoral officers for the 2015 general elections.
Peters, according to the EFCC’s document, is under investigation for petroleum subsidy fraud and $400m has been recovered from him.