The NCA suspects she accepted bribes during her time as Minister for Petroleum Resources in exchange for awarding multimillion-pound oil and gas contracts while assets worth millions of pounds relating to the alleged offences have already been frozen as part of the ongoing investigation.
The Westminster Magistrates Court in the United Kingdom on Monday adjourned the hearing on the alleged 100,000 Euro bribery suit involving Nigeria’s former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke to November 2025.
Alison-Madueke appeared before the Westminster Magistrates Court on Monday, October 2, 2023, after being charged with bribery offences amounting to one hundred thousand euro following a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation.
RoyalTimes reports that she was, however, granted bail by the District Judge, Michael Snow, who imposed some other conditions on her after considering her ‘a flight risk’.
The 62-year-old who is also a former president of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, (OPEC) was a key figure in the Nigerian government between 2007 and 2015 serving as the Federal Minister of Transportation, Mines & Steel Development and Petroleum Resources.