The National Crime Agency, NCA has revealed the arrests were across London but did not disclose the identities of the persons.
“The National Crime Agency’s recently formed International Corruption Unit has arrested five people across London as part of an investigation into suspected bribery and money laundering offences,” the agency said in a statement.
Meanwhile, THEWILL has gathered that the arrests in London was at the instance of Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which has a working relationship with the UK agency.
Also, operatives of the EFCC Friday night raided the Abuja residence of Deziani apparently in search of evidence.
Meanwhile detained Former Petroleum Minister, Deziani Alison-Madueke, and Others have been granted bail.
Former Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Deziani Alison-Madueke and four other persons have been released on bail pending their arraignment on Monday in a London court on allegations of bribery and money laundering.
According to sources in London familiar with the development, the UK’s National Crime Agency arrested the former powerful minister and four others yet to be identified on Friday morning in London and questioned them for several hours. The arrests were made in various locations in London, the agency said in a short statement on its website.
The UK crime agency, which is working with Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), opened investigations into her tenure as Minister at the request of Nigerian authorities.
operatives of the EFCC sealed her Abuja residence on Friday night after searching it.