The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has named former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Allison-Madueke, in the five count amended charge made against a former governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mohammed Dele Belgore (SAN), and a former Minister of Planning, Professor Abubakar Sulaiman.
At the resumed trial of the two defendants before a Federal High Court in Lagos today, the EFCC prosecutor, Rotimi Oyedepo urged the court to allow the amended charge be read for a fresh plea to be taken.
In the five count charges, Mrs Allison-Madueke was alleged to have conspired with Belgore and Sulaiman on or about March 27, 2015, to directly take possession of 450 million Naira, which they reasonably ought to have known, forms part of the proceeds of unlawful act.
The trio were also alleged to have taken the said funds in cash, which exceeded the amount authorized by law, without going through the financial institutions.
Belgore and Sulaiman were also alleged to have paid the 50 million Naira to Sheriff Shagaya, without going through the banks.