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EFCC arrests, releases Allison Madueke


Moves Badeh, ex-CDS to Lagos

INDICATIONS emerged yesterday in Abuja that the dragnet of the anti-corruption war of the Federal government continues to rein in more suspects, as retired Rear Admiral Allison Madueke, husband of the immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison Madueke was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and later released.

Meanwhile, the EFCC has moved former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Bade to their detention facility in Lagos.

A top source at the EFCC confirmed to The Guardian yesterday that their agents arrested Madueke , a former Chief of Naval Staff yesterday morning in Abuja for alleged money laundering offenses.

The source said the money, which is in the range of $600,000 , was laundered through his personal accounts.

The two time military administrator in the 80s during the rule of General Ibrahim Babangida was given administrative bail, to return on a later date, when he would be charged to court.

Though the EFCC is yet to officially confirm the report, The Guardian learnt that his international passport and other relevant travel documents are being held at the commission.

The arrest of Madueke, a 1967 graduate of the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) may not be unconnected to the investigation of the alleged corruption, money laundering and abuse of office leveled on his wife, Diezani Allison Madueke, the immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources in the last Goodluck Jonathan administration.