Alison-Madueke: I Never Stole Nigeria’s Money

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A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, has said she did not use her position to steal Nigeria’s money.

Alison-Maduekwe, who looked frail told the Publisher of Ovation Magazine and TheBoss Newspaper, Dele Momodu, said she performed her duties to the best of her knowledge and abilities.

Alison-Madueke was recently arrested by officials of the National Crime Agency, United Kingdom over suspected money laundering activities.

The former minister had been alleged to have used her position as minister to steal billions of naira from the country’s coffers.

In June 2008, Alison-Madueke was subject to a Senate probe after it emerged that as Transport Minister she had paid N30.9bn ($263m) to contractors between December 26 and 31, 2007. She is said to be worth over N1bn.


  1. Yes, Ms Madueke claim she did not steal Nigeria’s money, she only squandered it enough for her children to fly to London on chartered jet for weekend shopping or for her to buy palatial home in Austria. The only sad irony is that those persecuting her are worse THIEVES.


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