The immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, was on Friday arrested in London, PREMIUM TIMES exclusively reports.
The former minister, who was one of the most powerful officials of the President Goodluck Jonathan administration, was arrested Friday morning alongside four other people by the UK National Crime Agency.
The identities of the four other people arrested along with her could not be immediately ascertained.
The report says she was arrested for offences related to bribery and corruption being investigated by the UK National Crime Agency.
Mrs. Alison-Madueke, who was accused of several corrupt dealings, has stayed away from Nigeria since Mr. Muhammadu Buhari was sworn-in as president.