The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released Rear Admiral Alison Madueke (rtd), the husband of former minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
He was reportedly arrested by the EFCC on Tuesday, February 17, 2016.
Punch reports that he was grilled at the agency’s Abuja office for several hours, because the sum of $600,000 was found in his personal accounts.
The EFCC later seized the Rear Admiral’s international passport, and released him on on administrative bail.
Speaking on the incident, the Madueke family lawyer, Mr. Oscar Onwudiwe said “I really do not know. The EFCC has become something else under this government. They have been empowered and believe the best way to work is to leak stories to the media.”
His lawyer also confirmed his release saying “He honoured an invitation by the EFCC and has left.”
The former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke has also been accused of awarding a Crude Oil swap deal worth $24b approximately over N7.2tr without any contract.
She was arrested in 2015, in relation with corruption allegations being investigated by the UK National Crime Agency.