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N15 Billion Fraud: EFCC Chairman Reveals Identity Of Culpable Female Minister

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The boss of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, has revealed the identity of the female minister who allegedly laundered N15.2 billion ($37m).

According to Bawa, the individual is the former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Madueke.

Bawa made the disclosure on Thursday, June 17, in Abuja when clarifying an earlier statement that the EFCC was prosecuting a minister for laundering funds through real estate.

The EFCC boss said most proceeds of crime are laundered through real estate. However, he previously did not state the identity of the suspect or whether she is a current or former minister.

This prompted some Nigerians to suggest that the suspect was a minister serving under the Buhari administration.

However, Bawa has dismissed such a suggestion, saying that it did not involve any minister in President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

The EFCC chairman stated that he merely referenced the ongoing case of the former minister as an example. He also said that the commission will soon begin to beam its searchlight in the petroleum sector.

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