The presidency has confirmed the arrest of former Minister of Petroleum resources, Diezani Alison Madueke, in London, on Friday October 2nd.
"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.” the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu, told Premium Times.