The Presidency on Sunday confirmed it is working closely with British law enforcement over allegations of corruption and money laundering levelled against the former minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke.
“Nigerian authorities are saying for the first time that matters are being handled with seriousness and deep commitment. Nobody wants to give the impression that this government is frivolous and unserious,” Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu was quoted to have said in a statement.
“For this reason, government is only confirming active collaboration. Beyond this, we are not saying more. In due course, Nigerians will be briefed on updates as appropriate.”
Asked about the identities of the other four people arrested with the former minister, Mr. Shehu declined comments, saying, “as I said no one is willing to provide further details at this point”.
Per Second News reports that a source in the Buhari administration said that the government will in a couple of days request for Diezani’s extradition to Nigeria, after the U.K National Crime Agency completes its case against her.