Reports have it that cash running into millions of Naira was discovered at the Abuja home of former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Allison-Madueke.
Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) detectives, reportedly made the discovery when they raided her house on Friday, just about the same time she was arrested in the UK by the country’s National Crime Agency (NCA).
The security agents, who stormed the home, on Frederick Chiluba Street, Asokoro, in six vehicles, reportedly gained access to the expansive mansion with the aid of some former security aides of the embattled former minister.
The team allegedly gained access to the well fortified house using one of the windows.
Vanguard however quoted a source as saying that only N1.2 million was recovered during the raid.
It has been learnt that Alison-Madueke and four others yet to be named, will be charged to court this week.
Madueke and the four, were arrested on Friday and released on bail. UK’s NCA said the law did not pertmit it to name of its suspects until they had been taken to court.
In the meantime, a team of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) operatives, which raided the Abuja home of the former minister in Asokoro, Abuja, was said to have recovered cash running into millions of Naira from the place.
But a source close to the operation said only N1.2 million was recovered.
In updated information on its website, yesterday, the NCA disclosed that investigation of the suspects was initiated in 2013 by the Proceeds of Corruption Unit, which transferred the matter to it early this year.
The agency said that the suspects were merely granted what it called “conditional police bail” pending further investigation to be conducted in the UK and overseas.
It was learnt that the EFCC, which has a working pact with UK anti-corruption agencies, swopped on Diezani’s home and recovered vital documents, which it hopes to use to prosecute her when the trial begins in London.