UK Crime Agency Seizes Allison-Madueke’s £27,000, Yet To Charge Her To Court
The Westminster Magistrates Court in the United Kingdom Monday ordered that the sum of £27,000 said to belong to Nigeria\’s former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Allison-Madueke.
The seizure order follows an application made Monday at Court by the National Crime Agency, NCA.
The cash which was seized under Section 295 of proceeds of crime act will be held by the agency until 5th April 2016.
The seized fund is part of proceeds the former minister who served under the tenure of former president Goodluck Jonathan is said to have laundered from her home country.
She was arrested for alleged bribery and money laundering offences last Friday in London.
But contrary to report that the ex-minister was in the court today to answer to charges of bribery and money laundry, it has been confirmed that she is yet to be charged for any offence.
‘There was no charge of money laundering, there was an application to detain cash under the Proceeds of Crime Act, by the National Crime Agency which was granted an official of the Westminster Magistrates court is quoted to have said.