Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have on Wednesday, February 17, apprehended Alison Amaechina Madueke, husband of the embattled former minister of petroleum resources.
Mr Madueke, a retired rear admiral and former chief of naval staff, was reportedly picked by the anti-graft agency in Abuja over alleged money laundering to the tune of $600,000 through his personal accounts.
An impeccable source of the EFCC confirmed that Madueke was questioned for several hours in connection with some funds, which were traced from some suspicious transactions into his account.
It was gathered that Madueke was released on administrative bail, but would return on Thursday for more questioning.
“They think he has some clarifications to do. The invitation by the EFCC certainly had nothing to do with the wife. He reported there, cleared the air and he was asked to go back home,” the source said.
The source did not also say whether the transactions had anything to do with his wife, Diezani, who many believe authorized the controversial oil deals now rocking the industry.