The Nigerian presidency has confirmed the London arrest of former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
You will recall that she was arrested over allegations of corruption and money laundering.
Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, on Sunday confirmed the news, telling Premium Times:
“The government is aware of the arrest and all the government investigative agencies are working very closely with the British law enforcement.
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.
“For this reason, government is only confirming active collaboration. Beyond this, we are not saying more. In due course, Nigerians will be briefed on updates as appropriate.”