A team of anti-corruption operatives from the National Crime Agency, NCA, United Kingdom is currently in Nigeria.
Their task is to interrogate several associates and accomplices linked to former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
The British detectives, seven in number, are in Nigeria to gather evidence so as to expidite and commence Deziani’s trial early next year.
One major billed to be interrogated is Donald Chidi Amamgbo, a California-based lawyer.
Our source disclosed that Mr. Amamgbo is a key player in the movement of funds wired by several Nigerian oil dealers with whom Mrs. Alison-Madueke had deals running into billions of dollars.
The NCA detectives had already interrogated a controversial oil sector businessman, Jide Omokore.
Jide has provided critically useful information on some of the deals.
Mr. Omokore was recently granted bail by EFCC after President Buhari’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari intervened.
He was granted “administrative bail!”
The UK investigative team is also expected to interrogate Benny Peters, who is currently holed up in Paris, France.
Another one, Igho Sanomi, is believed to be in Miami, Florida at the moment.
Our source revealed that UK investigators were investigating close to 20 cases against Mrs. Alison-Madueke.
According to our source, the oil dealers under probe reportedly offered large monies to Mrs. Alison-Madueke in return for oil deals.
The payoffs were then wired directly to Mr. Amamgbo, who then acted as a front for the former minister.
An unnamed UK lawyer of Indian descent is also being investigated for his alleged involvement in the case.
Mrs. Alison-Madueke is currently in the UK undergoing treatment for cancer.
The NCA had earlier confiscated some funds from the former minister, her mother, and the wife of a Ghanaian businessman, all of whom are fingered in a series of shady deals involving Deziani.