The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday seized bullet-proof vehicles, huge cash and jewellery from five prominent Nigerians fingered in the money laundering allegation against former Petroleum Resources Minister, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, The Nation reports.
The EFCC and its British counterpart, National Crime Agency (NCA), are spreading the dragnet to round up more accomplices in the case.
Four persons were arrested after Diezani was picked up in London on October 2.
Latest reports say EFCC has restricted the movement of the “high-profile” suspects to Nigeria, pending the conclusion of investigation.
Some of them may be extradited to the United Kingdom (UK), to face prosecution.
EFCC has been searching companies and homes of the suspects in Abuja and Lagos.
A top source told the newspaper that: “It is too early to declare whether they are guilty or not. But in line with international best practices, the EFCC has invoked the assets forfeiture clause in its Act to seize some choice bullet-proof vehicles, huge cash and jewellery from these suspects.