$1.2bn from Taleveras, Glencore & Arcadia allegedly used by Kola Aluko to bribe Alison-Madueke

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According to SaharaReporters, finer details have emerged from the assets forfeiture proceedings filed against Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke and Messrs. Olajide Omokore and Kola Akanni Aluko by the United States Department of Justice in Houston, with documents showing extreme amounts of bribery and money laundering.

Both were alleged to have bribed Mrs. Alison-Madueke with high-end homes in the United Kingdom, renovated to her taste at dizzying costs. Court documents obtained by SaharaReporters also showed that between Taleveras, Arcadia and Glencore, Aluko’s account in Switzerland received at least $1.2billion in funds that found its way to funding Mrs. Alison-Madueke’s lifestyle.

The immodest luxuries were allegedly provided to Mrs. Alison-Madueke who, as Petroleum Resources Minister between 2010 and 2015, used her influence to facilitate inappropriate business opportunities for Messrs. Aluko and Omokore by assigning to their companies, Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts (AEDC) Limited and Atlantic Energy Brass Development (AEBD) Limited, eight oil mining leases (OMLs).