Written by on March 6, 2019

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dele Belgore, who is standing trial for allegedly laundering N450m has denied ever meeting or dealing with the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

At the continuation of his trial at the Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos yesterday,  Belgore said he was not aware that the N450m he signed for in 2015 came from her whereas he was made to believe that the money was from the Campaign Organisation.


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is prosecuting Belgore, alongside a former Minister of National Planning, Abubakar Sulaiman, for allegedly laundering the N450m in the build-up to the 2015 general elections.

Both Belgore and Suleiman have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The anti-graft agency claimed that the N450m was part of a larger sum of $115.01m, which the former Petroleum Minister, allegedly doled out to influence the outcome of the 2015 general elections.

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