All is set for Diezani trial in London, as UK okays her trial for money laundering
All is set for the trial of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, and four others in London for alleged corrupt practices, The Nation reports.
The trial has been fixed for June and more evidence were hauled to the U.K at the weekend. Part of the evidence are the proceedings of a Federal High Court in respect of the order of final forfeiture of $153million allegedly traced to the ex-minister.
It was also learnt that one of the suspects had been found at a hideout in London and placed under surveillance.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) on October 2, 2015 arrested Mrs. Alison-Madueke and four others for alleged bribery and corruption and money laundering.
The former minister, whose movement has been restricted to the UK, remains under investigation. The NCA found some of the ex-minister’s brothers and other business partners complicit in the money laundering allegation. She was arrested with her brothers.
Messrs Abiye Agama and Somye Agama are Mrs Alison-Madueke siblings who operate some UK-based businesses hurriedly shut them after the NCA and the EFCC searchlight became intense.
According to EFCC records, some of the assets linked with Mrs. Alison-Madueke are:
* A block of six units service apartments on Awolowo Road, Ikoyi
* Six units terrace flats in Yaba, Lagos Mainland
* Twin four-bedroom duplexes in Lekki Phase I
* Two duplexes on Banana Island
* A duplex in Asokoro District, Abuja
* A mini-estate in Mabushi, Abuja
* A set of 12 terrace duplexes at Omaremi Street in Port Harcourt
* Large expanse of land at Oniru, Victoria Island in Lagos
* A multi-billion Naira estate in Yenagoa
* Two apartments in Dubai marked as J5 Emirates Hills (30million Dirham) and E146 Emirates Hills valued at 44million Dirham
* A hotel in Port Harcourt under investigation
* $37.5m mansion on Banana Island in Lagos.