Crisis is currently brewing between the former Nigerian Minister of Petroleum and Natural resources under the former Nigerian President Good Luck Ebele Jonathan Administration, Mrs Diezani Alison Madueke and her Business Associate, the Former Executive Director of First Bank Nigeria PLC, Malam Dauda Lawal Dare over an attempt by the businessassociate to fraudulently acquire some of her landed properties in both Lagos and Abuja.
Reports reaching this medium revealed that the duo are currently in a Battle of distrust over her Abuja properties which was allegedly sold off by the former Banker without the knowledge of the former Minister.
News express 24 was reliably informed by Barrister Kenneth Jack, one of the former Minister’s Lawyers that, on noticing how Mr. Dare under whose the properties were entrusted, faked the documents of the two properties situated in Asokoro Abuja the federal Capital of Nigeria and Lekki area Lagos.
Barrister Kenneth Jack further said that, “Mr. Dare sold the two giants properties to a Construction company (name withheld), at the rate of N4.675 Billion and the payment was executed through a Kano based bureau de change Alh. Dalhatu Currency Services Ltd.
Recalled that Mrs. Alison Madueke before running to United Kingdom early 2015 entrusted most of her Nigerian properties to the former First Bank Executive Director and Zamfara born banker, Malam Dauda Lawal Dare for the fear of president Muhammadu Buhari who swore to fight corruption with honesty and sincerity, as welldealwell deal with one found corrupt in the country.
It may be recalled that Mr Dare was challenged to explain the sources of his money, since he did not declare his assets in compliance with the Code of Conduct Bureau establishment law, which requires any senior public office holder to declare his assets before and after exit from such office, and that bankers are not allowed to engage themselves in business while in active service.