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Diezani Alison-Madueke 'Ex-Petroleum Minister is battling cancer', her lawyer says

The statement said Alison-Madueke has been battling the deadly disease since she was still in office - though the type of cancer she is suffering from was not disclosed.

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Immediate past Petroleum Minister, Dezani Alison-Madueke is being treated for cancer in the United Kingdom, her lawyer, Oscar Onwudiwe told SaharaReporters in a statement today October 8.

Read: Former Minister of Petroleum Resources arrested in London

The statement said Alison-Madueke has been battling the deadly disease since she was still in office - though the type of cancer she is suffering from was not disclosed.

“The health crisis has unfortunately exacerbated in recent times,” Onwudiwe said, adding that she underwent chemotherapy last week and will be  undergoing surgery next week.

Read: Diezani granted bail, to be charged to court for money laundering

The former minister was arrested by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) last week alongside four others for bribery and money laundering. She was later released on bail.

The agency also confirmed that it seized 27,000 pounds sterling from her.

Read: NCA confirms seizing £27,000 from ex Petroleum Minister

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