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NIGERIA’s DIEZANI ALISON-MADUEKE APPEARS IN UK COURT WITH BROTHERS AND BUSINESS PARTNERS

International 1 Nigeria’s Ex-Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke returns to the Westminster Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday in London to answer for money laundering and bribery allegations. She was first arraigned in the court last October.Mrs Alison-Madueke was arrested along with four others by the

United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA). She was granted bail and told to come back on April 5, 2016, for a decision to be taken on the £27,000 seized cash and other charges made against her.

The court ruled in October 2015 that her money can be held for six months before she is arraigned. The court also ordered that she should remain in London while investigations last.

The NCA, which leads UK law enforcement’s fight to cut serious and organized crime, is working in league with Nigeria’s EFCC in the probe of the former minister.

The NCA has found some of the ex-minister’s brothers and other business partners complicit in a big money laundering saga. She was arrested with her brothers.

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