According to report, Mr. Allison was arrested yesterday in Abuja for illegally laundering more than $600,000 through his personal accounts. Sources inside the commission revealed to newsmen that his passport was seized and he was placed under caution.
Diezani was arrested October last year by the UK National Crimes Agency, alongside four other people. She was charged with looting and money laundering in the United Kingdom using a network of relatives and businessmen.
Before her arrest in the UK, she had been accused by the Nigerian government of embezzling public funds while in office as Minister of Petroleum Resources, an accusation which she denied during an interview stating emphatically tha she did not steal from Nigeria despite making certain mistakes.
“Did we make mistakes? There would always be mistakes. People would always make mistakes. Everybody make mistakes and there is no question about that. Have we learnt from our mistakes? Of course we have.
“But please do not say I stole $20 billion or $18.5 billion because I did not at any point in time. And if NNPC misappropriated funds or so, they have the entire explanation and more forensic audit should be done to determine how and why. But people should not make damaging accusations which have nothing to do with an individual.”
The former minister who has been fighting for her life against cancer in a London hospital appeared before Charing Cross Police Station London in January after being summoned to shed more light on the ongoing money laundering investigations involving her. She was granted bail and asked to return June 21, 2016.