Some detectives from the United Kingdom are currently in Nigeria to gather intelligence and evidence against Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.
The embattled former Minister of Petroleum Resources is under investigation in the UK over the missing $20billion oil cash, phoney crude oil lifting contracts, $115million poll bribery money, the $1.092b Malabu oil deal and the N5.2billion ($25m) oil cash paid by an Indian oil firm for an oil block
Alison-Madueke and four others were arrested in London on October 2, 2015 by the National Crime Agency( NCA) but were released on “conditional police bail, pending further investigation both in the UK and overseas”.
“With the outcome of the fact-finding mission of the UK team, I think so far, the investigation has reached a convenient bend for the prosecution of the ex-minister,” an EFCC source who is familiar with the trip of the investigators was quoted.
According to the Nation, there were indications that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has also frozen Mrs Alison-Madueke’s bank accounts in relation to her involvement in a $115m (N23, 299,705,000billion) 2015 poll bribery scandal.
“It is too early to disclose the amounts involved in order not to prejudice investigation. We are discovering more on daily basis as some complicit banks are now cooperating. We are allowed by law to place suspicious accounts and assets under interim forfeiture until the court decides otherwise. We are collaborating with anti-graft agencies in other jurisdictions on her case,” the source added.