Following the arrest of Rear Admiral Amaechina Alison-Madueke, husband of the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke- it has been revealed that his passport and travelling documents were seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Alison-Madueke’s arrest is believed to be in connection with the ongoing probe of the alleged money laundering activities of the ex-minister while she held sway at the helm of the Petroleum ministry.
The anti-graft agency, which arrested Alison-Madueke on Wednesday, was said to have interrogated him for several hours, before being released.
Two other ‘business associates’ of the ex-Minister were also said to be in the custody of the EFCC – as at last night.
A source in the EFCC was quoted by The Nation, to have said: “We have interrogated Rear Admiral Alison-Madueke as part of the ongoing probe of his wife, who is the immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources.”
“After interacting with him, he was granted administrative bail. But all his travelling documents are with us. Therefore, his movement has been restricted to the country pending the conclusion of this investigation.”
“Certainly, we will still have another round of interaction with Madueke any moment from now. The ongoing investigation of Diezani is extensive because of the sector she managed as a minister.”
“Based on intelligence sharing with investigators in the UK, we interacted with Madueke and some business associates of the ex-Minister. We will release the details as may be necessary for public consumption because this investigation cuts across some countries.”