The husband of the controversial former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke Mr. Amaechina Madueke was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Madueke reportedly was arraigned this morning by the operatives of the anti-graft commission in Abuja for laundering more than $600,000 via his personal accounts.

An EFCC source said: “Mr. Madueke was arrested this morning in Abuja and released on administrative bail.”


This is the latest development in an ongoing global investigation into the financial activity of the former Minister of Petroleum Resources Diezani Maduke

The agency also confiscated Mr. Madueke’s passport and placed him under caution. Alison-Madueke was arrested last year in London for financial crimes. However, the former minister was later granted the bail. Diezani headed the petroleum industry in Nigeria during during a time of unprecedented theft, which characterized the government of Goodluck Jonathan, according to analysts.

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