Former Nigerian petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke was arrested in London on Friday 2nd of October 2015 by the United Kingdom National Crime Agency. She was arrested with four others whose identity is yet unknown. According to report, this arrest is in connection with financial deals and corruption committed while she was in charge of the Nigerian petroleum ministry and NNPC.
Nigerian Government is aware of this and seems to be working in collaboration with the UK Government. It will be recolled that Diezani Alison-Madueke and Ngozi Okonjo Iweala was among the most powerful persons in Jonathan Government that almost ruined the Nigerian economy.
Mrs. Diezani Alison Madueke have been in London for the treatment of cancer since she left off in June this year. A member of The UK National Crime Agency confirmed this arrest to some news medias when contact but wish to remain anonymous for lack of permission and authority to speak publicly on this.
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.
President Buhari said at a meeting with President Xi Jinping of China in New York that his administration was determined to fully sanitize Nigeria’s oil industry and make it totally free of corruption and shady deals.
The President did not, however, say how soon the prosecutions would start or if indeed investigations had been concluded and whether culpable individuals had been identified.
The NNPC under the immediate past administration of Goodluck Jonathan was involved in several shady deals, many of which have been cancelled by the present government.
However, Diezani Alison-Madueke who was accused of several corrupt dealings, has stayed away from Nigeria since Buhari was sworn-in as president.