Former Nigerian oil minister charged with corruption

Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria’s former oil minister, has been charged with money laundering.
By Staff reporter 6 April 2017 0 25394

Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria’s former oil minister, has been charged with money laundering, according to a report from Reuters.

Alison-Madueke, who served under former president Goodluck Jonathan, is accused of accepting bribes up to the value of NGN 264.9 million ($867,830) in the run-up to the country’s 2015 general election.

The allegations are the latest in a series of corruption charges associated with the election, in which Muhammadu Buhari succeeded Jonathan as president.

Since then, several high-profile politicians have been investigated for financial crimes.

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