Ex-Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, arrested in London

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Nigeria’s former minister of petroleum resources has been arrested in London, according to reports. It is believed Diezani Alison-Madueke was apprehended at the UK National Crime Agency on Friday 2 October. The agency posted on Twitter that five arrests had been made but declined to reveal the identity of those arrested. A spokesperson told IBTimes UK: “We cannot confirm or deny the identity of anyone who is arrested.”

Alison-Madueke, 54, was allegedly arrested for bribery and corruption charges, according to the Premium Times. The former minister – who has been dubbed “one of the most powerful officials of President Goodluck Jonathan” – admitted to spending $3.5bn (£2.3bn, N577bn) of Nigeria’s money without budgetary approval in February 2014.

Nigeria’s former minister of petroleum resources has been arrested in London, according to reports. It is believed Diezani Alison-Madueke was apprehended at the UK National Crime Agency on Friday 2 October. The agency posted on Twitter that five arrests had been made but declined to reveal the identity of those arrested. A spokesperson told IBTimes UK: “We cannot confirm or deny the identity of anyone who is arrested.”

Alison-Madueke, 54, was allegedly arrested for bribery and corruption charges, according to the Premium Times. The former minister – who has been dubbed “one of the most powerful officials of President Goodluck Jonathan” – admitted to spending $3.5bn (£2.3bn, N577bn) of Nigeria’s money without budgetary approval in February 2014.

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