EFCC arrests Diezani’s cousin over alleged fraud

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), In continuation of its investigation of former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison Madueke, Thursday in Lagos, arrested a businessman, who is suspected to be the ex-minister’s cousin, Mr. Donald Chidi Amamgbo.

Highly placed sources at the Commission, said Amamgbo, who is the chief executive officer (CEO) of Mezcor oil and Gas limited, Tridax Oil and Gas Limited, Lynear Energy Limited and Bulk Strategic Reserved Limited, was arrested at about 4.20pm yesterday.

According to one of the sources, who spoke in confidence Thursday night, “He (Amamgbo) is believed to be Diezani’s front, who (allegedly) got approval to lift Nigerian crude oil without any requisite experience. Through his companies, Amamgbo lifted crude oil and gas worth billions of dollars over a period of four years.

“A search conducted in the office and premises of Mezcor Oil and Gas Limited at No. 5 Sannar Street, Wuse 2, Abuja, yielded documents which included payments for the purchase of houses and vehicles,” the source noted. Another source hinted that investigation will continue.



  1. The gentleman is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Let us allow the EFCC do their job and charge him to court. I can understand our appetite to hang this gentleman because of his tenuous or other relationship with the erstwhile Honorable Minister. I am happy that documentary evidence is being gathered to support the investigation. Let not hang or lynch him here.

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