Operatives of Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have raided the Abuja home of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, few hours after she was arrested in London.
EFCC agents arrived Mrs. Alison-Madueke’s palatial home, located in the Asokoro district of Abuja, and sealed the property Friday evening.
An Abuja resident, who witnessed the raid, said, “I just left the place. More and more of them (EFCC operatives) are arriving. Two Buses. Three hilux trucks and about five saloon cars. They are breaking something inside. May be doors.
“You can hear the noise. There are two uniformed operatives outside and two at the backyard. I saw also a man brought in in a black Toyota Corolla with a video camera and immediately started video recording from outside the gate and then went into the compound. I observed those operation for about three hours before I left.”
Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke was on Friday arrested in London.
The former minister was arrested Friday morning alongside four other people by the UK National Crime Agency.
She was arrested for offences related to bribery and corruption being investigated by the UK National Crime Agency.