Friday 2 October 2015

EFCC swoops on ex- Petroelum Minister, Deizani Alison-Madueke's residence in Abuja

Former Petroelum Minister, Deizani Alison-Madueke
Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday carried out a search of the Asokoro, Abuja residence of Diezani Alison-Madueke as part of a multinational investigation of the former minister of petroleum resources.

The former minister was arrested in London, UK on Friday by the newly formed International Corruption Unit of the country's National Crimes Agency.

The agency announced on its website on Friday that it had arrested five people "across London" as part of an investigation into suspected bribery and money laundering offences but stopped short of naming the suspects.

EFCC made "significant recovery" of documents at the Abuja residence of the former minister according to security source.

"The raid on her Asokoro residence today yielded vital information that will help in the prosecution of the case," the source said.

"Many agencies across several countries are involved in this investigation. Anti-money laundering agencies in Austria, France, Switzerland, Nigeria and UK are working together on it."

Credit: TheCable

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