The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has taken the Diezani Alison Madueke investigation of the bribery, corruption and money laundering scandals through another terrain which include the latest addition, screening of call logs of her business associates, friends and selected players in the oil and gas sector.
The result so far has been tagged as “revealing” on the note that it has made known six companies that are alleged major players of the Ex-minister of petroleum.
Identity of these companies are yet to be revealed but a source, who spoke in confidence to The Nation, said:
“We are closing in on more business associates, aides of the ex-Minister and stakeholders in the oil and gas sector. The scandal in the sector runs through a syndicate. Some of these people will need to explain one or two things”
“We may also interact with some former general managers, executive direcDiezaniDiezaniDiezanitors and group managing directors of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
“Preliminary investigation showed that one or two former GMDs resisted certain unsavoury developments in the oil sector when Mrs Alison-Madueke was in charge.
“In fact, there was a GMD who wanted to resign because he could not withstand the ‘looting’ in the sector.”
As reported by The Nation, the EFCC raided some offices and homes in Lagos and Abuja, some phones were seized to aid their investigation.
A source who confirmed the new process said:
“We are doing forensic analysis of the call logs for more clues on how some fraudulent practices were perpetrated. We are screening Mrs. Alison-Madueke call logs, including the ones she made through a third party handset.
“And the profiling of the call logs of some suspected players in the oil and gas sector so far has been revealing
“After the screening of the call logs, we will return all the handsets to their owners.”