A former Minister of Petroleum in Nigeria, Diezani Alison-Madueke has been charged with bribery offences by the police in the United Kingdom.
The UK Police on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 said they suspected she had accepted bribes in return for awarding multi-million-pound oil and gas contracts. Alison-Madueke, was a key figure in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, who served from 2010 to 2015.
She also acted as President of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Andy Kelly, Head of the National Crime Agency’s (NCA) International Corruption Unit stated that, Diezani Alison-Madueke is suspected to have abused her power in Nigeria and accepted financial rewards for awarding multi-million-pound contracts.
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