The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is detaining Mr. Donald Chidi Amamgbo. A cousin of the immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, for allegedly using four firms to illegally lift crude oil.
The crude oil and natural gas involved are said to be worth billions of dollars.
The arrest of Amamgbo is rated as a major breakthrough for the EFCC in its ongoing probe of the ex-Minister.
The suspect, who was arrested in Lagos, was branded as a “front” for the ex-Minister.
According to a source close to the investigation, the EFCC discovered that Amamgbo used four companies to lift oil and gas in billions of dollars. He is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the four firms.