The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has
declared billionaire businessman and Managing Director of Aiteo Group, Mr.
Benedict Peters, wanted for his alleged role in the $115m (N23bn) bribe given
to officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission by a former
Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, during the build-up to
the 2015 election.
The EFCC said in an official gazette signed by
its spokesman, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, that Peters was wanted for criminal
conspiracy, diversion of funds and money laundering.
The notice read in part, “Dark-complexioned
Peters is wanted in connection with a case of criminal conspiracy , diversion
of funds and money laundering. He hails from Abakaliki Local Government Area of
Ebonyi State. His last known address is 8B Agodogba Avenue, Parkview Estate,
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