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Alleged $1.6bn Oil Scam: Court Strikes Out Charge Against Diezani

Former Minister of Petroleum Resources

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, struck out a charge that indicted the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke to the illegal diversion of about $1.6billion from proceeds of sales of petroleum products belonging to the Federal Government.

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba struck out the allegation contained in count-eight of a money laundering charge marked FHC/Abj/CR/121/2016, which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, lodged before the court.

The court premised its decision on the fact that though the former Minister’s name was mentioned in the charge, she was however not listed as one of the defendants.

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