Money laundering: Diezani Alison-Madueke appears in UK court


Nigeria’s former Oil Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke has appeared in court in London after being arrested last week as part of an investigation into suspected bribery and money laundering.

Mrs Alison-Madueke denied wrongdoing when it was alleged that $20bn (£13bn) of oil money had gone missing when she was in office between 2010 and 2015.

But on Monday she was at the Westminster magistrates’ court at 10am, according to a tweet from a BBC producer.

However, details of her charges were not readily known as at press time.

President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to curb corruption, saying “mind-boggling” sums were stolen during the rule of the former government.

Incidentally, while Mrs Alison-Madueke was being arrested last Friday by the Special Fraud Unit in Britain, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) operatives were raiding her house in the high brow Asokoro District in Abuja, ostensibly in search of evidence.

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