An estate agent who helped ex-minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, buy properties in the UK has been arrested in Nigeria.
Adeyemi Edun helped Mrs. Alison-Madueke buy millions of pounds worth of properties in the UK. The former petroleum minister is held up in the UK where she is being investigated for money laundering.
In Nigeria, property worth billions of Naira have been seized from her and forfeited to the federal government as she continues to be investigated for various corrupt practices while in office.
Edun was detained as he arrived Nigeria on Wednesday and is currently being held at the EFCC office in Ikoyi, Lagos. “He is being held as part of investigations into Diezani’s multiple corrupt schemes,” an official told the news outlet.
Edun was named in U.S. court documents as having links to an alleged money laundering scandal swirling around Mrs. Alison-Madueke. The court papers said he had ‘assisted’ various Nigerian businessmen with the purchase of £8.3m of prime London real estate intended ‘for the use and benefit’ of Mrs. Alison-Madueke in March 2011.