The former minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke has described as false, allegations of fraud leveled against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
In a rebuttal, Diezani said she decided to break her silence on the numerous allegations against her due to “the level of deliberate inaccuracies” which she claims the EFCC is using to try and convict her in the media. The embattled ex-minister said the anti-graft agency has never notified her of an evidence or indictment so that she would prepare to have legal representation in court.
While denying ownership of the funds allegedly looted by her, Diezani dared the EFCC, to publish the account of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), showing how she stole one hundred and fifty-three-point million dollars.
Diezani also dismissed claims that the EFCC found seven hundred million dollars in her home in Abuja and asked that a video of the discovery should be showed to the public. The former minister also denied any involvement in the Malabu Oil deal and stated that the PriceWaterCoopers report cleared her on the alleged missing twenty billion dollars from NNPC and no one has been able to fault it.
While stating that she has and will never defraud the Federal Government of Nigeria, Diezani said she is willing to respond to charges brought against her if due process is followed.