Breaking: Buhari’s Ex-Minister Ibe Kachikwu Fingered in Diezani’s UK ‘Bribery’ Case

Breaking: Buhari’s Ex-Minister Ibe Kachikwu Fingered in Diezani’s UK ‘Bribery’ Case

  • A former minister of state for petroleum resources, has been pointed out in Diezani Alison-Madueke's criminal case
  • Ibe Kachikwu and two others were mentioned in the court cases document sighted by a Nigerian publication on Wednesday, October 4
  • The UK court process indicates that Kachikwu was bribed in August 2015 “with the intention of influencing his capacity as a foreign public official”

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Ibe Kachikwu, a former minister of state for petroleum resources, has been mentioned in the criminal charges levelled against Diezani Alison-Madueke, a report by The Cable confirmed.

Ibe Kachikwu, ex-President Muhammadu Buhari, Diezani Alison-Madueke
Ibe Kachikwu has been mentioned in Diezani’s ‘bribery’ case, a new report indicated. Photo credit: Diezani Alison-Madueke, Ibe Kachikwu
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Kachikwu mentioned in Diezani Alison-Madueke's UK case

Alison-Madueke, who was Nigeria’s minister of petroleum resources between 2010 and 2015, is charged with receiving bribes in the form of cash, luxury goods, flights on private jets and the use of high-end properties in Britain in return for awarding oil contracts.

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In the court process seen by TheCable, Kachikwu was mentioned alongside Benedict Peters, Aiteo chief executive officer (CEO) and Haruna Momoh, a former managing director of pipelines and product marketing company (PPMC).

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Other Nigerians mentioned in the court process are Olatimbo Bukola Ayinde and Doye Agama.

According to the court process, Kachikwu was bribed in August 2015 “with the intention of influencing his capacity as a foreign public official.”

The court document added that the act was contrary to sections 6 and 11 of the Bribery Act 2010.

Former Nigerian minister gets £70,000 bail in UK court

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Diezani Alison-Madueke was granted a £70,000 bail in the United Kingdom (UK) court over a £100,000 bribery allegation.

According to The Punch, the former minister appeared before Michael Snow of the Westminster Magistrates Court in the UK on Monday, October 2, where she was granted bail.

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According to Snow, other terms imposed on Alison-Madueke are a curfew between 11 pm and 6 am, she has also been directed to wear an electronic tag at all times, and she would still have to meet up with the £70,000 surety before should be granted bail.

Justice: Ekweremadu, other Nigerian politicians who appear in UK court in 2023

Legit.ng earlier reported that many Nigerian politicians are facing legal battles in Nigeria and not only in Nigeria but in some countries worldwide, particularly in the United Kingdom.

Most of the cases these politicians face are around corruption and money laundering. Some have been prosecuted, while others are in a long battle to defend themselves.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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