The Westminster Magistrate’s Court in London has granted an application to seize 27,000 pounds sterling from Nigeria's former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
UK court seizes 27,000 Pounds from ex-minister
As stipulated by the granted application, the money would be held by the court until April 5, 2016.
The application was granted today, October 5 in accordance to Section 295 of Proceeds of Crime Act 2012.
Multiple reports said Diezani did not appear in court today, Monday, October 5; but her mother Beatrice Agama, and another woman identified as Melanie Spencer were at the sitting.
A separate application was reportedly filed against Ms. Agama for the seizure of an undisclosed amount of money.
Furthermore, The Sun UK reported that Diezani was arrested while attempting to buy a luxury apartment at one Hyde park in the UK with 13 billion pounds (N3 trillion).
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