Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has been arrested by the UK National Crime Agency, today, October 2.
According to Premiumtimes, Diezani was arrested for bribery and corruption related offences which are currently being investigated by the UK National Crime Agency.
Four other Nigerians were also arrested alongside Diezani by the British law enforcement agency.
The report said the British High Commission in Nigeria through its Press and Public Affairs Officer, Joseph Abuku, confirmed the arrest of some Nigerians by the UK agency.
“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,” he said.
The former minister recently discharged accusations made by Ajjampur R. Ghanashyam, the Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, to the result that, as minister, she “sat” on a $15 billion oil deal, defining it as false, groundless and libelous.