Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke has been arrested in London, PREMIUM TIMES reports.
She was arrested Friday morning alongside four other unidentified people by the British law enforcement agency.
Diezani was one of the most influential ministers under the administration of Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.
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.”
It is not clear whether the former minister was arrested based on request from the Nigerian government.
President Muhammadu Buhari had on September 27 hinted that those who misappropriated billions of naira belonging to Nigeria’s state oil company NNPC, would soon be prosecuted