…one of five people as part of an investigation into suspected bribery and money laundering. $20bn of oil money had gone missing…
2 Oct 2015
Nigeria’s former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke has been arrested in London, her family has said.
She is believed to be one of five people the UK National Crime Agency said it had arrested, but did not name, as part of an investigation into suspected bribery and money laundering.
Ms Alison-Madueke was oil minister between 2010 and 2015.
She denied wrongdoing when it was alleged that $20bn of oil money had gone missing when she was in office.
That accusation was made by Nigeria’s central bank governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi in February 2014. Mr Sanusi was sacked soon after, accused of financial recklessness himself.