New reports have emerged following the fraud charges against Nigeria’s former oil minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Officials say she was nabbed with £13 billion (N3.9 trillion) in a huge real estate transaction.
According to THE Sun UK, Diezani was apparently nabbed while she was looking at buying a massively expensive apartment at one Hyde park, with 13 billion pounds, an equivalent of over 3 trillion Naira.
Meanwhile, Diezani appeared before London’s Westminster Magistrate Court on Monday, October 5, at about 10 am over charges of corruption and money laundering.
Sam Piranty, a reporter with the BBC, confirmed her appearance via his twitter handle.
Initially there were doubts that the former petroleum minister will show up in court, however, the tweet by the reporter on ground cleared all doubts.
It is recalled that on Friday, October 2, Diezani was arrested alongside four other Nigerians by the International Corruption Unit (ICU) of the UK’s National Crimes Agency. She was later granted bail after been detained for several hours.
Meanwhile, fresh investigations by Sahara Reporters have revealed the way in which Diezani squandered funds belonging to the Nigerian people.
The reports details fraudulent transactions allegedly carried out by the embattled minister, it also goes on to name all her associates who aided in her supposed stealing from the nation’s coffers.
The saga of Alison-Madueke started long ago. A video from the archieves (2013) shows how an activist of the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders reads some of her ‘crimes’ and then submits a petition to the Nigeria’s Economic Financial Crimes Commission: