Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that one of his country’s biggest corruption suspects resides in the United Kingdom.
The president revealed this in an interview with The Telegraph, saying his government will put its trust in the British officials to ensure that the unnamed suspect faces justice.
The president declined to reveal who the suspect was, though he seemed to be referring to former Petroleum Resources Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is believed to have embezzled $20m from the accounts of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Buhari also said that he had enlisted the cooperation of the British National Crime Agency (NCA) in prosecuting individuals found guilty of corrupt dealings.
According to the Nigerian publication Osun Defender, Alison-Madueke was arrested in October of last year in London by British officials.