The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reportedly arrested Mr. Alison Amaechina Madueke, the husband to the embattled former Minister for Petroleum Resources Diezani Alison-Madueke.
According to SaharaReporters, which cited EFCC sources, the former minister’s husband was picked up by EFCC operatives this morning, February 17, in Abuja.
Mr. Madueke was arrested for allegedly laundering over $600,000 through his personal accounts.
He was said to have been released on administrative bail. But the anti-graft agency seized his passport and placed him under caution, it was learnt.
“[Mr. Madueke] was arrested this morning [in Abuja] and released on administrative bail”, the online new portal quoted an EFCC insider to have said.
Former minister, Alison-Madueke was reportedly arrested in London last year for financial crimes. She was said to have laundered billions of naira while she headed the Petroleum ministry under former president Goodluck Jonathan.
Diezani is currently battling cancer at a United Kingdom hospital. Al though her present condition has not been ascertained.