British police said on Tuesday they had charged former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, with bribery offenses saying they suspected she had accepted bribes in return for awarding multi-million-pounds oil and gas contracts, Reuters reported.
Alison-Madueke, 63, was a key figure in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, serving as petroleum resources minister from 2010 to 2015.
Punch reports that she also served as president of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
These charges are a milestone in what has been a thorough and complex international investigation,” said Andy Kelly, Head of the National Crime Agency’s International Corruption Unit.
The NCA said Alison-Madueke was accused of benefitting from at least 100,000 pounds in cash, chauffeur-driven cars, flights on private jets, luxury holidays for her family, and the use of multiple London properties.