Reports say the immediate past petroleum minister was arrested while attempting to buy a luxury apartment at one Hyde park in London and is currently being investigated on allegations of bribery and money laundering.
United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency has confirmed the seizure of £10,000 from Ghanaian Melanie Spencer, wife of Kevin Okyere, £5,000 and $2000 USD from Beatrice Agama (Diezani's mother) and £27,000 from Alison Madueke on October 2, 2015 at the Westminster Magistrates Court, London.
Reports say the immediate past petroleum minister was arrested while attempting to buy a luxury apartment at Hyde park in London.
Though she was granted bail the same day, she is currently being investigated on allegations of bribery, money laundering and banned from leaving the UK till 2016.
The court, in-line with the UK Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, approved the detention of the £27,000 seized from her apartment.
The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, is aimed at disrupting criminality, and hindering criminals, access to their funds.
As earlier reported Diezani did not appear in court, but her mother, Beatrice Agama and Melanie Spencer, were in court.
Few hours after the arrest in London, her house in Asokoro, Abuja was sealed by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC)
Though the president is yet to comment on the arrest, Nigerians on twitter are insinuating the presidency is behind her ordeal.
See tweets from BBC Africa Journalist, Sam Piranty below;