The identities of the four people arrested alongside former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke have been revealed. A correspondent of the British Broadcasting Corporation, Sam Piranty, was covering the case and tweeting on the development unmasked the individuals.
He said they were Alison-Madueke’s mother, Beatrice Agama; Ugonna Madueke; and a Swiss, Melanie Spencer. On the identity of the fourth person arrested by the UK NCA, Piranty said it was not certain if it was a former Managing Director of the Petroleum Products Marketing Company, Haruna Momoh. He tweeted: “Unsure about Haruna Momoh or if it was his doppelganger.”
Westminster Magistrates’ Court in the United Kingdom on Monday seized £27,000 from Alison-Madueke. Also an amount yet to be verified seized from Alison-Madueke’s mother, Agama, who was also in court. Piranty said the seizure was effected via an application for detention of cash seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
The cash is to be detained until April 5, 2016 under Section 295 of Proceeds of Crime Act.