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UK Court Seizes N8,150,000 from Diezani Alison-Madueke

Nigeria's Oil Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke attends the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos in this January 23, 2013 file photo. To match Special Report NIGERIA-ELECTION/BANKER REUTERS/Pascal Lauener/Files (SWITZERLAND - Tags: BUSINESS HEADSHOT POLITICS ENERGY)

Yemi Adebowale | Abuja

The Westminster Magistrates Court has seized some money from former Minister for Petroleum under the Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

The United Kingdom court on Monday seized the sum of £27,000 (N8,150,000) in the case versus Alison-Madueke and the cash is detained until April 5 2016.

In addition, an application for detention of the cash seized under the Section 295 of the Proceeds of Crime Act was made versus Madueke.

However, this does not mean that she has been charged with anything, except that the cash seized until later date.

Meanwhile, Diezani Alison-Madueke, did not appear at Court 10 of the Westminster Court in company with her mother on Monday as being widely reported.

Diezani, who by virtue of her position as Nigeria’s oil minister became President of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) was arrested on Friday in the United Kingdom, for alleged bribery and corruption-related charges and released on bail the same day.

Additional Report; The Nation

 

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