05 October 2015, London – The United Kingdoms’s National Crime Agency, NCA, today sought the approval of a London court to legally confiscate cash seized from Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria’s former Petroleum Minister and four others.
Diezani and four others were briefly detained on Friday by the agency on allegations of bribery and money laundering.
The NCA filed the application at the Westminster Magistrates Court and obtained approval under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
at the time of filing this report, SweetcrudeReports could not ascertain how much money had been confiscated from Diezani Alison Madueke.
Responding to enquiries, the Court disclosed that no formal charges have been filed against Deziani and the others who are yet to be identified publicly.
The former Minister and others who were all granted bail, were not present in court during the filing.