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UK's National Crime Agency Confirms Arrest Of Deziani, Four Others Over Money Laundering, Bribery Allegations As EFCC Raids Abuja Home

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BEVERLY HILLS, October 02, (THEWILL) – The National Crime Agency (NCA) of the United Kingdom has confirmed the arrest of five persons suspected to include Mrs. Deziani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria's former Minister of Petroleum Resources, in an international corruption investigation.

The NCA said the arrests were across London but did not disclose the identities of the persons.

“The National Crime Agency's recently formed International Corruption Unit has arrested five people across London as part of an investigation into suspected bribery and money laundering offences,” the agency said in a statement.

Meanwhile, THEWILL has gathered that the arrests in London was at the instance of Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), which has a working relationship with the UK agency.

Also, operatives of the EFCC Friday night raided the Abuja residence of Deziani apparently in search of evidence.