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Diezani-Madueke, Mother ‘reports’ at Westminster magistrates court

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3rd UPDATE

Upon Elombah.com inquiries, Westminster magistrates court responded thus: 

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.

our query:

Please what is the update regarding the appearance of Mrs Deziani Allison-Madueke in court today on charges of money laundering.

UPDATE

Nigeria’s ex-oil minister appears at UK police station – TVC

New details have emerged about Nigeria’s former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke, appearing at the Charing Cross police station in the UK.

TVC can authoritatively report that Alison-Madueke actually went to the police station, but went through the back door, because of the huge media presence.

She was bailed on the same conditions as she was last Friday, but can’t leave the United Kingdom and can’t apply for new travel documents.

She was granted bail again because of her health and is now due to return to court on January the 21st next year.

READ LATEST UPDATE @ UK Crime Agency detains Mrs Madueke’s £27,000, Diezani not in court

OUR EARLIER REPORT

Elombah.com could confirm that Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke  was at Westminster magistrates court at 10.am this morning. 

We also learnt Beatrice Agama, Mrs Madueke’s mother appeared at Westminster court today.

 

Regarding Alison-Madueke here is confirmation she was in Court 10 this morning at 10am 

2nd UPDATE from investigative journalist, Sam Piranty:

  • Basically the NCA applied for an order that cash seized be detained #Nigeria
  • Apologies for confusion, court saying one thing, clerk saying another, but we know that the application was made today #Nigeria
  • This also means #Diezani does not have to appear in court but IS entitled to #Nigeria
  • NCA have to apply on a cash seizure case within 48 hours so they must have found it recently #Nigeria
  • Or they found it earlier and this was a further application #Nigeria

UPDATE on Diezani #Nigeria

Information gleaned from  Sam Piranty, a freelance journalist gave the following updates:

  • Basically the NCA applied for an order that cash seized be detained #Nigeria
  • This means that she, contrary to emails from the court, may not have had to attend today.
  • The application was made by the National Crime Agency #Nigeria
  • Today at Westminster Magistrates Court an application for detention of cash seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act was made v Diezani

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The former Nigerian Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke was arrested in the U.K. on suspicion of bribery and money laundering offenses, an official in the Nigerian presidency said.

“The government is aware of the arrest and is cooperating with the investigators in the U.K.,” Garba Shehu, a spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari, said Monday by phone from the capital, Abuja.

Alison-Madueke, a former president of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, served as Nigerian oil minister for five years until her party lost elections in March.

Five people were released on bail on Friday, the U.K.’s National Crime Agency said on its website, without identifying them. A spokeswoman at the agency declined on Monday to comment further. Calls to Alison-Madueke didn’t go through because her mobile phone was switched off.

According to the website of NCA, the investigation commenced in 2013 under the Proceeds of Corruption Unit, and transferred to the NCA earlier this year. 

‎On Friday 2nd October, the National Crime Agency’s recently formed International Corruption Unit arrested five people across London as part of an investigation into suspected bribery and money laundering offences.

All five people arrested were released on conditional police bail later that evening, pending further investigation both in the UK and overseas.

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