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Court Bars Diezani from Leaving UK Until April 2016

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According to a report by The Nation, former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, will be unable to leave the UK until April 2016 – when investigations  regarding corruption allegations leveled against her will be concluded.

The National Crime Agency, which leads UK law enforcement’s fight and curtain serious and organised crime, is working in league with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the probe of the former minister.

 On Monday, the London  Westminster Magistrate’s Court on Marylebone Road approved the holding of the £27,000 cash seized from her, following an application brought by the NCA under the Proceeds of Crime Act in the UK.

25 Comments

  1. Anon

    October 8, 2015 at 11:35 am

    If she decides to leave, where will she go to? A cesspool! She’s in a cul-de-sac. Maybe Siberia, but Putin will want the money for himself. Let her enjoy the autumn breeze…

    Her toyboy is on his way here to join her in court.

  2. ATL's finest

    October 8, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Y’all do with her whatever U wish! £27,000 u can imagine all that money. I stormed upon her daughter’s trad wedding on YouTube few days ago & it was a show down as usual. Well she will be aight.

  3. Grace

    October 8, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    We will never learn….Let her remain there for all i care.
    I am here thinking of how to pay my rent,pay some bills and all that and someone else has 27,000 pounds that she stole (smh)life

    Am sure most of the people working for her sef hasnt been paid for months,that is how the likes of her behalf.

    • Anon

      October 8, 2015 at 2:41 pm

      ..and its her fault that you can’t pay your bills? If them check am now, we will find out that your 50kobo mayn’t be in that £27,000

    • Dedoby

      October 8, 2015 at 5:40 pm

      You are very wrong, who told you that her money is not in 27k? Being a Nigerian qualified her for that ok! Am sorry for y’all that dont know your rights

  4. Missappleberry

    October 8, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Very good!

  5. KK

    October 8, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    She don enter one chance with the British Authorities!!! Lol!!!!!

  6. Mz Socially Awkward...

    October 8, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Really? £27,000 in cash? The equivalent of a house mortgage deposit, just carelessly available in her handbag like spare change, the way I keep a couple of twenties in my purse for occasions when petty cash is required??

    But really… there are crimes that simply cannot receive appropriate justice from the hands of men anymore, no matter how they try… Let God Himself ARISE and answer the cries of the oppressed, whose birth-right has been plundered.

  7. Biker Chic

    October 8, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Yaaaaaawn. All dis noise upon £27. Mtscheeeeeeeeeew. Money wey Anon boys dey take do weekend. This sensationalism is overshadowing everything including the clumsy fumbling by herd master and all the criminals back home flexing. From what we now know, Buhari’s govt was also caught unawares. They heard about this arrest same way you and l heard about it. So enough already about how efficient Buhari is. 6months of shouting l will, l will all the money have now bn buried under ground while Buhari and his team of elder states men were napping Mtscheeeeeeeew x 2..

  8. Iris

    October 8, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    What I want to know is this: where will all these assets they are seizing go in the end? All the property in the UK, to whom will it revert if they take it from her? I don’t know how much this story will change the minds of people who steal from Nigeria. Methinks next time they’ll just go to the Cayman Islands or Switzerland.

    • Anon

      October 8, 2015 at 4:18 pm

      Cayman Islands and Switzerland are not safe either.

    • Iris

      October 8, 2015 at 5:42 pm

      Then we thank God.

  9. Biker Chic

    October 8, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    ……£27k…….

  10. Anonymous

    October 8, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Sadly, I think this case will die. Just like the others..*sigh*

  11. ogeAdiro

    October 8, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    In her defense and according to Wikipedia, she was Nigeria’s 1st female executive director of Shell. So I’m sure £27000 shouldn’t be a problem. The troublemaker in me also wants to say that it is good that she stole the money, if she stole the money. After-all the oil belongs to the Niger Delta. About time Niger Delta sons and daughters started stealing back what the rest of Nigeria keeps stealing from them.
    The only people who should have a right to complain about NNPC are Niger Deltans. The rest of us need to shut up and go find other avenues to make money. The oil is not our own!

    • Anon

      October 8, 2015 at 6:09 pm

      You think it is only Niger-Delta that has oil? Wow!

    • fleur

      October 9, 2015 at 2:48 am

      Please enlighten us. where else in Nigeria has oil that is currently being extracted from the earth and sold on the market? Mind you the Niger Delta includes that tail end of Ondo State.

    • NaijaPikin

      October 8, 2015 at 8:24 pm

      A simple google search will give you a list of oil producing states in naija. Another search will explain where these states are located on the map. Olodo.

  12. ogeAdiro

    October 8, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    With that said, won’t be surprised if she’s a thief like most other Naija politicians. She might even be worse than the rest since she has a former military administrator husband. Like already pointed out, the thieves we have for politicians will probably find other places to siphon the money to. No white ‘messiah’ is going to fix Nigeria for Nigerians. All this will probably do is drag Nigeria’s name through the mud. And I don’t understand why EFCC will help Britain here because I’m pretty sure that if the tables were turned, Britain will ask to prosecute their former minister themselves. Naija just tire me!

    • Carine

      October 8, 2015 at 7:55 pm

      Agree…shame on Naija, binding down again to Imperialism. They stand around while a former Minister is dragged to the mud for 27000…. please where are all the millions and tri-illons stolen…. let as not waste our time for peanuts

  13. concerned9ja

    October 8, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Taking Govt funds meant to improve the country..spending it lavaciously in well developed countries….that wouldn’t give your citizens common visiting visa
    Showing off in 9ja where their ilk have systematically left it underdeveloped..
    African Politicians are just a special kind of specie
    And you going on about 9ja Delta oil…Political theives don’t do tribalism they equally chop the national cake..you just need to be connected to the right people..but some simpletons would come here slagging off each others tribes..making lame statements like yours.

  14. Carine

    October 8, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    All this smoke and there is no FIRE. 27000 pound!!!!!!!!!!! is all they arrested her for. If that is the case, shame on the UK for making Nigeria look so corrupt for nothing. Why is it that European always arrest and persecute African politician. All the corruption of tri-llions in wall street and various banks worldwide no arrest? They make all this noise for 27000 pounds…. this is again imperialism at best. we all know in Naija the corruption is in millions and bi-llions of pound not 27000 pound. Just so you can visualize it, the judge and lawyers in her trial will be payed that amount for one day in court. Plus having leaved in Canada for years, white people can never understand that a black person could have money like that, yet any successful business men in lagos has that amount on him when he travels abroad..yo for them, Africans are just poor starving and hungry waiting for their handout…. and that is where they want us to stay. Sad day for Niaja

    • perspn

      October 9, 2015 at 9:15 am

      can u read? if so, suggest you start again from the top, read, digest, then come back and comment.

  15. fleur

    October 9, 2015 at 2:50 am

    She just might be an unfortunate scape goat. I ask – who in Nigeria that is rolling in and smoking euros, pounds and dollars can declare zero trace of public funds in their pockets?

  16. concerned9ja

    October 9, 2015 at 9:11 am

    Unfortunate you say!!…tell that to ALUU 4 or those set alight for stealing a pittance.
    She went too far just like Abacha went too far..
    A lot of the Politicians figured out it was best to invest in their own country like some of the well known brands and deluxe hotels in Nigeria…
    We shouldn’t excuse such pillage on a massive scale but even if you dare to..develop your own communinity/country..
    So when caught your benefactors would come out fighting for you like Tinubu..remember he was arrainged before the EFCC.
    People shouldn’t fool us here the Riverine areas have always had huge renumerations but their leaders would rather move out and live and develop somewhere else….no surprise most of the Delta region is well underdeveloped.and in a sorry state.
    Where are the so called Ex-Militants…belleful and too busy spraying $$$ i guess
    She wasn’t charrged because of £27,000 cmon are you a child??..just stating what was found on her which is normal proceduure. in countiries where due process is adhered to.

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