Alison-Madueke granted bail, faces money laundering charge in UK

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Nigeria’s former Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, who was arrested in London for money laundering on Friday, has been granted bail.

 

Impeccable sources hinted that a magistrate court in London granted her the bail but not until she had been  detained for several hours.

 

The London Police confirmed that she is being prosecuted for money laundering.

 

Diezani was arrested in London by the International Corruption Unit (ICU) of the UK’s National Crimes Agency.

 

The agency announced on its website on Friday that it had arrested five people “across London” as part of an investigation into suspected bribery and money laundering offences but stopped short of naming the suspects.

 

The Asokoro, Abuja residence of the immediate-past Minister of Petroleum Resources was also stormed by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in what has been described as part of a multinational investigation of the former minister.

 

According to a security source, EFCC made “significant recovery” of documents at the Abuja residence of the former minister.

 

Meanwhile, the Presidency on Friday, declined to comment on the arrest of Alison-Madueke (DAM),as well as the raid on her Abuja residence.

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