The arrest of former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke in London was on Sunday confirmed by the Presidency, adding that it is working closely with British law enforcement over allegations of corruption and money laundering levelled against the former minister.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu while speaking with Premium Times, said, “Nigerian authorities are saying for the first time that matters are being handled with seriousness and deep commitment. Nobody wants to give the impression that this government is frivolous and unserious." He added that Nigerians will be updated about the trial in due course. Shehu declined to reveal the identities of the other four people arrested with the former minister.