Detectives from the United Kingdom (UK) are currently in Nigeria to gather more evidence in the probe of former minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
Naija News understands that the former minister is standing trial on allegations bordering money laundering.
The detectives, who met with officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), have been in the country for a week in what they described as the final lap of the investigation.
A source while speaking to The Nation in a statement obtained by Naija News said as thus; “It is a major case the National Crime Agency (NCA) in the UK has been collaborating with the EFCC to probe,” the newspaper quoted a source as saying.
“A few weeks ago, EFCC Chairman, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, was also in London to compare notes with similar agencies on this case. You will recall that Magu in November 2018 made it clear that Nigeria was tired of waiting for the trial of Diezani by the UK.
“But after the initial issues between EFCC and UK agencies, there were talks which revealed that those at the London end were making painstaking investigations.
“After Magu’s visit to London, the investigation of Diezani assumed enhanced dimension because some grey areas were cleared.
“The coming of the detectives from London was meant to fill some gaps, get additional evidence and crosscheck a few findings on their part.”
“The new law will certainly assist the EFCC and other security agencies in bringing some of these looters to justice.