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3rd 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.

EARLIER REPORTS

Managing Director Pipelines & Products Marketing Company (PPMC), Haruna Momoh, a strong ally of the former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Allison Madueke, and Diezani herself, believed to have reported to a London police station with regards to the ongoing investigation of alleged money-laundering and bribery leveled against her.

Haruna Momoh seen entering Charing Cross Police Station has been on US radar for a while, he is also on their visa ban list.

2nd UPDATE 

According to information from BBC journalist, Sam Piranty:

  • I have just skyped with Haruna Momoh. He denies he was at Charing Cross this morning. Me & 2 others saw someone that looked v much like him
  • Despite three journos saying otherwise, it was not Haruna Momoh that we saw. I’m awaiting details.
  • The great @bbchausa team are still there to make sure but wld seem odd if she was taken there…most likely taken to another location and questioned there.
  • Have a feeling Alison-Madueke wont end up at Charing Cross. Location known by press & NCA still not released details of those arrested…
  • Unfortunately i didnt have time to take a photo. So cannot 100% confirm
  • Very strange that a man that looks just like Momoh walked into Charing Cross station this morning during recent news
  • dont know if any charges yet. Trying to confirm re Alison-Madueke but will update you asap #Nigeria

1st Update

CONFIRMED Alison Diezani-Madueke  was at Westminster magistrates court at 10.AM this morning.

The UK National Crime Agency [NCA] on Saturday revealed that the former Minister of Petroleum, Deziani Allison-Madueke had been under investigation by the agency since 2013.

Deziani and four other People were arrested on Friday in London alleged bribery and Money laundering offences.

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. 

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.

Details will be provided as they unfold…

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