The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has launched a manhunt for immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke’s son, Ugonna Madueke, over his involvement in the alleged disbursement of money to INEC officials and some persons who monitored the last Presidential election, reports The Punch.
Ugonna who reportedly served as middleman between the ex-minister and the bank MD, is said to be the key to arresting all those involved in the case.
A senior official, on condition of anonymity, revealed to The Punch: “We have launched a manhunt for Ugonna, who the suspects said was the one who drew up a list of individuals, who should be given the N23bn ($115m).
“We don’t know exactly where he is but we will get him. He needs to explain his role in the sharing of the money because the bank officials have been mentioning his name since they were brought in.”
Ugonna, who is an engineer, shot into limelight in 2012 when photos showing his ostentatious lifestyle went viral on the Internet.
Said to have business interests in the United States and the United Kingdom, Ugonna is the Head of Business Development and Commercial Marketing at Radam Maritime Services Limited, a firm, which is headed by his father, Alison Madueke, a former Chief of naval Staff, who is also under investigation by the EFCC for alleged money laundering.
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