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Embattled Petroleum Minister Deziani Allison-Madueke Plots Escape From UK Corruption Investigation

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Embattled Petroleum Minister Deziani Allison-Madueke Plots Escape From UK Corruption Investigation

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Happier Times: The former minister minister before her troubles began

Embattled ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources’s. Diezani Alison-Madueke, is on the verge of leaving her present abode in the United Kingdom for the Commonwealth of Dominica where she has reportedly acquired the citizenship, The Nation Reports.

Mrs.Alison-Madueke is currently under investigation in Britain for alleged corruption while in office.

Investigators in the UK and Nigeria were shocked by the discovery that she had secretly acquired the citizenship of the small Caribbean country of only 72,000 people.

But sources in the UK said the National Crime Agency (NCA) was already keeping monitoring her movement.

It was learnt that the lid was blown open by some anti-corruption and civil society groups in the UK.
Alison-Madueke’s new citizenship was confirmed in a May 29, 2015 approval letter by the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, according to a document obtained by one of the groups.

The letter also claimed that the ex-Minister has been appointed that country’s Trade and Investment Commissioner for the Republic.

Although the letter indicated that the appointment was without salary package, she is expected to help in promoting and marketing Dominica as a trade and investment domicile.

In the diplomatic passport, DP0000445, the Dominican Government said Diezani should be allowed to “pass freely without let or hindrance and afford the bearer such assistance and protection as may be necessary.”

Issued on May 21, 2015, the diplomatic passport is expected to expire on May 20, 2020.

The granting of citizenship to the ex-Minister, whose passport indicated was born on 6th of December, 1960, has attracted diplomatic concerns.

“I think the NCA is suspecting that she acquired the citizenship of the Commonwealth of Dominica with the intent to relocate to this country. This has opened a fresh bend into our investigation,” a source said last night.

“It is not impossible that she had planned to escape to Dominica ahead of the inauguration of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari because her appointment ought to be effective from June 1, 2016 for an initial period of three years.

“She has been placed under stricter surveillance in the light of the latest development.

“While the diplomatic aspect is being handled by the appropriate quarters, I can tell you that the NCA is collaborating with many agencies to bring her to account for any allegation against her.

“The NCA is conducting extensive investigation into the oil deals during the tenure of Diezani, irrespective of her ongoing treatment for cancer.”

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  1. Bomi

    December 19, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Whatever!!!

    When I saw the headlines, I was so eager to know what’s going on, but as usual I’m always disappointed at what makes up the report. All filled with BS assumptions.
    Anytime Moji use either Sahara Reporters or The Nation newspaper as reference, I press the snooze button and zoom off. I want to be as careful as possible, cos I’m about to work on a land mine with my comment.
    It seems some people are enjoying themselves as the Madueke drama unfold, so they take pride and pleasure in reporting whatever seems odd about her case, even coming up with catchy headlines that has nothing to do with the report. Though their is no concrete evidence Alison is gonna escape, it does not stop them from assuming she wants to, and what’s with the “Happier times: The petroleum minister before her troubles began”, so it’s now a thing now to throw shades and rejoice at her trials and tribulations. Whatever!!! Not funny at all…
    Diezani have been open and honest since the beginning of the investigation, cos she has nothing to hide, she gave investigators whatever they want, and she’s ready to defend herself anywhere, even this latest saga is just our Nigeria journalist trying to make a mountain out of a mole hill.

    Well it seems y’all derive pleasure in ridiculing Diezani Madueke, even without concrete evidence. Anyway great people face more trials than this, but at the end they come out shinning like a star.
    #JesusChrist #NelsonMandela #MartinLutherKing…
    I only pray she’ll get justice and shame all naysayers while she’s alive.

    #DiezaniAlisonMaduekeLifeMatters…

    • Anonymous Mama

      December 20, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      Gbam! Bomi I agree with u

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