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Diezani, 4 others granted bail, to be charged for bribery and money laundering
Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke:..now in hot soup

Diezani, 4 others granted bail, to be charged for bribery and money laundering

Nigeria’s former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke and four others arrested in London yesterday by the National Crime Agency (NCA) has been granted bail-and are due in Court on Monday to face charges bothering on bribery and money laundering

Confirming the arrest without mentioning names on its website the agency noted “NCA’s International Corruption Unit arrests 5 people in London for suspected bribery and money laundering offences.

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It then went on to highlight  what the international Corruption Unit does “The International Corruption Unit (ICU) investigates: Bribery of foreign public officials by individuals or companies from the UK; and Money laundering by corrupt foreign officials and their associates.Trace and recover the proceeds of international corruption;Support foreign law enforcement agencies with international anti-corruption investigations; Engage with government and business to reduce the UK’s exposure to the proceeds of corruption; and Work with business to support increased compliance with the Bribery Act 2010

It will be recalled that Mrs. Alison-Madueke was arrested early yesterday by officials of the NCA and from all indications, she will be facing the toughest battle of her life. Her home in Asokoro, Abuja was also raided and searched by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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