Former Minister of Petroleum
Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke , has been arrested in
London on Friday, October 2, 2015.
She was arrested for corruption related offences, and is currently being investigated by the UK National crime Agency.
The British High Commission when contacted, confirmed that some arrests have been made on
basis of corruption, but are yet to reveal the identity of those involved.
Joseph Abuku, Press and Public Affairs Officer of The National Crime Agency said that 5 people
between the ages of 21 and 60 have been arrested on suspicion of bribery and corruption offences but
did not identity of those involved.
“This morning, five people between the ages of 21 and 60 were arrested on suspicion of bribery and corruption offences. The crimes are being investigated by the National Crime Agency.” Joseph said.
“The National Crime Agency does not confirm identity at arrest nor provide information that could
be used to corroborate the identity of an arrested individual”,he added.
Mrs. Alison-Madueke has been out of the country since Buhari has been sworn in as president.