UK set to begin trial of former Petroleum Minister, Diezani in June


The United Kingdom will begin the trial of former Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, and four others  in London, in June 2017, over allegations of corruption and money laundering, according to Sahara Reporters.

There have been reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) hauled more evidence to the United Kingdom at the weekend. “We have taken more evidence to the UK, including all court records relating to the final forfeiture of $153million. We have a huge pile of documents,” a source said. “The ex-minister has forfeited $153m; we have had far-reaching investigation on her involvement in the $115m poll bribery scandal [and] we have seized some of her choice properties,” he added.

Diezani who has been in the UK since 2015, is alleged to have stashed in the UK, proceeds from corrupt practices she got while in office.  The National Crime Agency, a national law enforcement and police agency in the United Kingdom.(NCA), on October 2nd 2015 arrested Alison-Madueke and four others including her brothers, for alleged bribery and corruption and money laundering.