BREAKING: UK Asks Switzerland To Arrest GEJ Launderer, Kola Aluko For Alison-Madueke Trial

The United Kingdom has asked the Attorney General’s Office in Switzerland for Mutual Legal Assistance in the detention of Kola Aluko in relation to the case against Nigeria’s former oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

the former Jonathan government stands accused of looting and laundering billions of US dollars through the oil ministry. Kola Aluko has been a chief suspect launderer for former president Goodluck Jonathan and the oil minister on trial in London.

Kola Aluko And US Jamie Foxx drop bell At NASDAQ launch "Made in Africa" foundation
Kola Aluko And US Jamie Foxx drop bell At NASDAQ launch “Made in Africa” foundation in 2013

SaharaReporters-Mr. Aluko is the alleged money launderer for the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.

Jamie Foxx and Kola Aluko
Jamie Foxx and Kola Aluko

SaharaReporters broke the news earlier today that Kola Aluko has holed himself up in his regal estate in southern Switzerland after learning of Alison-Madueke’s arrest in the United Kingdom. Alison-Madueke and four others are confirmed to have been arrested by agents attached to the National Crime Agency (NCA) in the UK for bribery and other financial crimes.

In an email to SaharaReporters, Nathalie Guth of the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland said, “I can give you the additional information, that the OAG has received a request for mutual assistance from England.” Mrs. Guth bolded ‘from England’ to emphasize that it was the UK, not Nigeria, requesting Mr. Aluko’s detention.

This communication from the Swiss Attorney General’s Office contradicts reports earlier from Reuters news that it was Nigeria which had requested the assistance from Switzerland.

SaharaReporters spoke with Femi Adesina, the Senior Special Adviser for Media and Publicity to President Buhari, who told SaharaReporters that he did not want to comment on whether Nigeria requested mutual assistance from the Swiss because he did not have all the information.

Jonathan and Diezani, the 'oil godess', Diezani is sister to Jonathan's concubine/ baby mama and also hails from the Niger Delta
Jonathan and Diezani, the ‘oil godess’, Diezani is sister to Jonathan’s concubine/ baby mama and also hails from the Niger Delta

SaharaReporters also called Mr. Aluko’s home phone number, +41919402714, but it has been disconnected since our last communication with his employee yesterday.

A call to the Home Office department in charge of Mutual Legal Assistance did not yield any result, as the officer who answered our call said he could not provide information about MLAs but the office confirmed they knew of Mr. Aluko.

The request to the office of the Swiss Attorney General was necessitated by rumors earlier today that Mr. Aluko had been arrested by Swiss authorities.