EFCC storms Diezani-Madueke’s house as UK agency arrests ex- Minister, four others


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday searched  the residence of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke in connection with ongoing investigation of alleged corrupt practices.

The search coincided with alleged arrest of an ex-Minister and four others by the National Crime Agency (NCA) in the UK for alleged bribery and corruption.

The NCA was yet to release the identities of the five suspects arrested across London on Friday.

The British High Commission in Nigeria also  said it had been notified of the arrest of five suspects by the NCA.

There were indications last night that the EFCC and NCA had been collaborating on investigation of some scandals in the nation’s oil sector during the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

According to investigation, EFCC operatives were drafted to the posh residence of the ex-Minister at about 5pm on Friday.

Based on a warrant, the EFCC operatives were still searching the residence of the ex-Minister as at press time.

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