Diezani Alison-Madueke, the former Petroleum Minister, who is being investigated for a series of multi-billion dollar fraud and money laundering offences in Nigeria, America and the United Kingdom has threatened to squeal on her associates, Jide Omokore and Kola Aluko.
She said after opening up on everything that transpired in the controversial fraudulent transactions, she would be ready to be thrown in jail along with her co-conspirators.This explosive comment by Mrs. Alison-Madueke is contained in a recorded conversation found by investigators probing the corruption allegations against the former minister.
According to an online portal, the details of the conversations, have now been filed as part of a civil complaint by the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) seeking the forfeiture of over $144 million slush fund.
The trio of Mrs Alison-Madueke, Mr. Omokore and Mr. Aluko were listed as persons of interest in the civil complaint filed at the US District Court, Houston, Texas. The complaint revealed how the three individuals laundered millions of dollars on behalf of Mrs Alison-Madueke, which was used in buying property in the US and the UK for her family in return for oil contracts to Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Nigeria Ltd, AEDC, and Atlantic Energy brass Development Ltd, AEBD, two Shell companies owned by Mr Omokore.