The immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has been arrested in London, Premium Times is reporting
The report said Madueke was arrested Friday by the UK National Crime Agency.
Described as one of the most powerful officials under the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan, She was said to have been arrested alongside four other people by the British law enforcement agency.
The report however states that the identities of the four other people arrested along with her could be immediately ascertained.
Her offence according to the report borders issues related to bribery and corruption being investigated by the UK National Crime Agency.
“Two top British officials in London have however confirmed the development to this newspaper. They requested not to be named because they have no permission to speak on the issue.”
The British High Commission in Nigeria confirmed that some arrests were made Friday but declined to disclose the identities of those involved.
Joseph Abuku, Press and Public Affairs Officer, said, “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.
“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.”
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