Reports reaching us indicates that immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, was on Friday arrested in London.
Known to be the longest serving minister and one of the most powerful officials of the President Goodluck Jonathan administration, was arrested Friday morning alongside four other people by the UK National Crime Agency.
According to Premium Times, she was arrested for offences related to bribery and corruption being investigated by the UK National Crime Agency.
The British High Commission in Nigeria confirmed that some arrests were made Friday but declined to disclose the identities of those involved.
According to 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.