The chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa has revealed the identity of the minister who he claimed laundered $37 .5 million through the real estate sector.
While featuring on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme on Tuesday, Bawa had narrated how the commission investigated a female minister, who he said, connived with the managing director of a bank to purchase a property worth $37.5 million.
The EFCC chairman, however, did not disclose the identity of the minister.
But speaking during the presidential media briefing on Thursday, Bawa said he was making reference to Diezani Alison-Madueke, stressing that she will be prosecuted once she steps into the country.
The anti-graft agency had filed charges of money laundering against Alison-Madueke who left the country for the UK shortly before the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Former EFCC chairman, Ibrahim Magu,had said Alison-Madueke stole “not less than $2.5 billion.”
The commission had also disclosed that it had secured the final forfeiture of over $80 million worth of property owned by the former minister.