There seems to be more trouble for the former Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke as the EFCC uncovers the illegal withdrawal of $1.3bn from the Nigerian National petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Accounts during the regime of President Goodluck Jonathan.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detectives have just uncovered the withdrawal of $1.3billion from the accounts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), ostensibly to fight kidnapping and other security threats in the Niger Delta.
The withdrawal was neither authorised by the National Assembly nor the Federal Executive Council (FEC).
The former Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, is also believed to be unaware of the deductions from the NNPC accounts.
The ex-Minister only relied on a memo from ex-President Goodluck Jonathan without recourse to the board of the NNPC.