Presidency confirms Diezani’s arrest
The Presidency has confirmed that former Minister for Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke was indeed arrested in the United Kingdom.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu, confirmed this, saying: “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.”
Mallam Shehu refused to disclose the identity of the 4 other individuals arrested alongside Madueke, saying “as I said no one is willing to provide further details at this point”.