Hearing of Diezani's bribery charge is postponed until 2025 by a UK court.

Hearing of Diezani's bribery charge is postponed until 2025 by a UK court.
Diezani Alison-Madueke, the former minister of petroleum resources for Nigeria, is facing bribery charges in the UK. Her court case has been postponed until November 2025.

The suit hearing was postponed by the Westminster Magistrates Court on Monday.

On Monday, October 2, 2023, Alison-Madueke made her court appearance at Westminster Magistrates Court. She had been charged with bribery offenses totaling £100,000 after an investigation by the National Crime Agency (NCA).

Nevertheless, District Judge Michael Snow granted her bail and placed additional conditions on her after determining that she posed "a flight risk."

The sixty-three-year-old, who presided over the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) as well, was a pivotal figure in the Nigerian administration from 2010 to 2015.

When she served as Minister for Petroleum Resources, the NCA believes she took bribes in exchange for giving multimillion-pound contracts for oil and gas.

As part of the ongoing investigation, assets connected to the alleged violations worth millions of pounds have already been frozen.

Additionally, in March of this year, the NCA gave the US Department of Justice evidence that allowed them to seize $53.1 million in assets connected to Alison-Madueke's purported misconduct.

She is said to have profited by using many London apartments, chauffeur-driven cars, private jet travel, at least £100,000 in cash, and luxurious vacations for her family.


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