Presidency mum over Diezani Alison-Madueke’s arrest

Diezani Alison-Madueke in another $1.3b mess
United Bank for Africa

The Presidency on Friday, declined to comment on the purported arrest of the immediate-past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke (DAM), in London, as well as the invasion of her Asokoro, Abuja residence by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Presidency mum over Diezani Alison-Madueke’s arrest
Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Nigerian petroleum resources minister

Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, when asked to confirm if the arrest and invasion by the EFCC were based on the request of the Nigerian Government, he said: “No comment for now. You can confirm from the security agencies.”

It was gathered that some vital documents were removed from the former minister’s Abuja home, reportedly ransacked earlier on today by the anti-graft operatives

Deziani was said to have been arrested today, in London, UK, by the newly formed International Corruption Unit (ICU) of the country’s National Crimes Agency.

She was reportedly arrested along with four other persons in relation to corruption allegations being investigated by the UK anti-crime Agency.