The Westminster Magistrate’s Court on Marylebone Road, London, today granted an application for seizure of 27,000 pounds seized from former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
Mrs. Alison-Madueke was arrested and later released on bail on Friday for alleged corruption-related offences. The cash was seized under Section 295 of Proceeds of Crime Act 2012. By granting the application, which was filed by the UK’s National Crime Agency, the money would be held in the custody of the court until April 5, 2016.
Premium Times gathered that although the former minister did not appear today in court, her mother, Beatrice Agama, and another woman, Melanie Spencer, appeared in today’s sitting. Reports also said a separate application was also made against Ms. Agama for the seizure of an undisclosed amount of money.