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Friday, 9 November 2012

Oil barons ‘threaten Okonjo-Iweala’s life’

source, THE NATION
Times have changed for the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala – no thanks to alleged threats from indicted oil barons.
Now, there is a tight security shield around her.
Also, there were indications yesterday that extra security might be provided for other members of the presidential task force on subsidy payments.
No fewer than a dozen armed anti-terrorism squad agents, policemen and State Security Service (SSS) operatives have been deployed in the Federal Ministry of Finance to protect the Minister.
The Minister’s residence is also under 24-hour surveillance.
A source, who spoke in confidence, said: “Some of the indicted oil marketers and barons have been threatening to deal with Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala for insisting that those behind the fuel subsidy scam must be punished.
“The reality is that the Coordinating Minister has stepped on toes by being adamant on allowing justice to run its full course on those who amassed ill-gotten wealth through the fuel subsidy scam.
“Her major sin was the publication of the list of the indicted firms by the Ministry of Finance instead of other relevant organisations.

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