By Kolade Gbolagade

Following the ongoing travails of Nigeria’s former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, over allegations of money laundering and bribery brought against her by the United Kingdom, UK, National Crime Agency, the family of Rear-Admiral Allison Madueke (Rtd), husband of the former minister has finally released a statement to set the records straight.

The statement, entitled: “The Truth Versus The Media Hysteria Against The Madueke Family,” signed by Barrister Oscar Onwudiwe, for and on behalf of the Madueke and Agama families, stated that Diezani is currently battling with cancer, which started while she was in office, and that she has been receiving treatment in the UK.

Also adding that her health crisis has unfortunately exacerbated in recent times, the family said she completed months of chemotherapy just last week and is scheduled to undergo surgery next week in London.

The family however, urged Nigerians to pray for her recovery, adding that she is ready face the allegations and give account of her stewardship, while in office.

It added that the health crisis has unfortunately exacerbated in recent times, She completed months of chemotherapy just last week and she is scheduled to undergo surgery next week in London.