Allison-Madueke: More corrupt Nigerians to be arrested – UK Government

Indications emerged Saturday night that a former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Allison-Madueke, who was arrested and released in the United Kingdom, on Friday, on money laundering allegations, may be charged to court, this week.

It was gathered that aside the four other persons arrested with the former minister, more suspects may also be arraigned soon.

Shocking revelation emerged during the week that when the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detectives raided the Abuja home of Allison-Madueke, cash running into millions of Naira were recovered.

Sources told Vanguard that the identities of all the suspects would only be unveiled at the
point of charging them to court.

The official explained that the law establishing the NCA does not allow it to name those being investigated before charging them to court.

The official said: “Indeed we cannot name the five persons who were arrested and granted police conditional bail until we are ready to charge them to court.

“The law does not permit us to do so and we will release appropriate information to the media as the case progresses”.

But it was learnt from sources close to the British government that the NCA might have concluded arrangements to arraign Diezani and other suspects believed to be mostly Nigerian oil business men, suspected to have aided and abetted money laundering while the former minister was in office.
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