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Following the arrest of Nigeria’s former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke by the British Police, sources have revealed that her Abuja home had been taken over by officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).That was not all, they had allgedly also raided the Turnbull Ikoyi, Lagos home of oil Baron, Jide Omokore and his office on Glover Road Ikoyi, Lagos.
Mrs. Alison-Madueke was arrested on Friday morning, according to Premium Times and it had to do with money laundering and corruption-related infractions.
Premium Times, stated that it spoke to some British officials who confirmed her arrest by the UK’s National Crime Agency. The officials said three other persons were arrested with her. Adding that that the British High Commission in Nigeria confirmed her arrest.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) is a national law enforcement agency of the United Kingdom which replaced the Serious Organised Crime Agency and it became fully operational on 7 October 2013 and is a non-ministerial government department.
NCA is the UK’s lead agency against organised crime; human, weapon and drug trafficking; cyber crime; and economic crime that goes across regional and international borders, but can be tasked to investigate any crime. It is the UK point of contact for foreign agencies such as Interpol, Europol and other international law enforcement agencies.
No one knows if Mrs. Alison-Madueke’s arrest is connected to the statement made by President Muhammadu Buhari earlier in the week that looters of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation will be brought to book.
When www.thelightnews.com called Spokesperson of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren at 7.53pm, his phone was unreachable