Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, on Wednesday said he is not surprised at what is happening to former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, with the Metro Police in the United Kingdom (UK).
Governor Oshiomhole made this known in a session with State House correspondents in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said despite the media hype by the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan that it re-based the economy, he did not see anybody that said average Nigerians did better under the Jonathan administration.
The immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources was arrested along with four other persons in relation to corruption allegations being investigated by the UK National Crime Agency.
Under her watch the then Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, alleged missing funds in the Nigerian National Petroleum Commission (NNPC), amounting to 20 billion dollars.
It was alleged earlier in the year that the former Petroleum Minister, who was one of the closest to the administration of former President Jonathan, would flee the country, to avoid being prosecuted over allegations of fraud, especially in the NNPC.
Mrs Alison-Madueke, at the time, denied seeking asylum in any part of the world, stating that the Jonathan administration had done a lot in the Oil and Gas industry that cannot be rubbished by malicious claims.