A very senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) source has confirmed that Diezani Madueke, the former petroleum minister, is very much afraid of being tried for corruption and jailed by the Buhari administration.
Madueke has been staying in London since last month. Some sources, possibly close to the former minister, have claimed that she is ill and receiving treatment.
Not so, says a very senior PDP national official. The real reason she is staying put in London is that she fears she may be jailed by the new president. She is not quite sure if this would happen, but she has not received any indications that it would not.
So she is not taking any chances, and intends to remain in London for the forseeable future.