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Friday, October 2, 2015

BREAKING: Former Petroluem Minister, Alison-Madueke arrested in London

Immediate past Minister for Petroluem Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke has been arrested.

Premium Times reports that Maduekwe was nabbed in London on Friday morning alongside four other people by the UK National Crime Agency.

Maduewke who was one of the powerful figures in the last administration was accused of milking the oil sector dry before leaving office.

Names of the four other people arrested along with her were unknown at the moment.

Report says the acclaimed Amazon of Jonathan government was arrested for offences bothering on bribery and corruption being investigated by the UK National Crime Agency.

Two top British officials in London who pleaded not to be named, told the newspaper that the former minister is currently in the custody of the NCA.

Also, 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.

[Premium Times]

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