Fresh facts emerged on Monday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may soon bring prominent Nigerians implicated in the $180m Halliburton bribe to justice.
According to The Nation, about four former Heads of State, two ex-First ladies and 87 prominent Nigerians were allegedly linked with the scandal.
In all, 76 prominent Nigerians are listed in the five notebooks submitted by the Halliburton Group to the EFCC.
There were indications that the anti-graft agency may quiz some of those listed.
However, some of the ex-Heads of State were claiming that they received gifts and not bribes, sources said.
It was learnt that about $2.5million was paid into the ex-minister of Petroleum Resources’ account in Switzerland in 1998.
A top source in EFCC said: “We are looking into all aspects of the Halliburton scandal, including the bribe takers. This latest probe of the scandal is comprehensive.”