The recent arrest of the immediate past petroleum minister under Jonathan’s administration have sent fear signals to some in the banking sector, precisely, some bank MDs have already developed cold feet over the recent development of the ex-minister’s arrest in the UK.
At this moment, information reaching www.omeganewsng.net reveal that the Managing Directors of two leading banks in the country are already in a panic mood as security agents try to unravel their involvement in the allegation of bribery, money laundering and corruption against former Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke.
On the arrest of Alison-Madueke, on Friday, a statement from the British High Commission in Abuja confirmed that five Nigerians between the ages of 21 and 60, were arrested on suspicion of bribery and corruption offenses on Friday morning.
“The crimes are being investigated by the National Crime Agency,” it said, without revealing the identities of those arrested.
The panic of some senior bank officials is as a result of the link connecting them to huge money transfers, in hard currencies too, to certain foreign accounts for safe keeping.
It is also being alleged that these bank officials are already into some sort of bargains with security operatives for some soft landing. It also seem that these senior bank officials do not want to risk any sort of negative publicity this matter that could tarnish their names and carrier.
Already, information filtering in suggest that some security agents are already in London “to provide more evidence and testify against the former minister”.