Alison-Madueke was a Dominican diplomat. Photo: AP

Nigeria’s immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, has denied several allegations of corruption levelled against her, including the forfeiture of an alleged 153 million US Dollars, the possession of a mansion allegedly worth 18 million US Dollars and her alleged involvement in the Malabu oil deal scam, among others.

The former minister, in a rebuttal to several allegations levelled against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said she had chosen to be silent “and not to respond to inaccurate press reporting” but that given the level of deliberate inaccuracies, she was forced to respond.

She noted that she had been disturbed by recent media reports that she forfeited the sum of $153.3m purportedly stolen from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), to the Federal Government, noting that she could not forfeit what was not hers.