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BREAKING: UK Court Adjourns Alison-Madueke’s Fraud Case To 2025

The UK government had on August 22, 2023, charged the former Minister with bribery, oil contract fraud…

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The Westminster Magistrates Court in the United Kingdom (UK) has adjourned hearing on the suit involving former minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to November 2025.

VerseNews gathered that the UK government had on August 22, 2023, charged the former Minister with bribery, oil contract fraud, and other offences.

According to reports, she was charged by the National Crime Agency (NCA) after an indication that she had accepted bribes in return for awarding multi-million-pound oil and gas contracts.

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The 63-year-old ex-minister served during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, from 2010 to 2015.

She was the president of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

Speaking about the charges, Andy Kelly, Head of the National Crime Agency’s (NCA) International Corruption Unit, said, “We suspect Diezani Alison-Madueke abused her power in Nigeria and accepted financial rewards for awarding multi-million-pound contracts.

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“These charges are a milestone in what has been a thorough and complex international investigation.”

The NCA said Alison-Madueke was accused of benefiting from at least £100,000 in cash, chauffeur-driven cars, flights on private jets, luxury holidays for her family, and the use of multiple London properties.

Assets worth millions of pounds relating to the alleged offences have already been frozen as part of the ongoing investigation.

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