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Nigerian court orders seizure of former oil minister's $37.5m property

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Staff Writer | July 20, 2017
A Nigerian court has ordered that a $37.5 million property owned by former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke be seized, the state news agency said, as she faces charges of corruption and money laundering.
Diezani Alison-Madueke
Africa   Charges of corruption and money laundering
The U.S. Justice Department filed a civil complaint last Friday aimed at recovering about $144 million in assets allegedly obtained through bribes to Alison-Madueke, petroleum minister from 2010 to 2015 under the presidency of Goodluck Jonathan.

Alison-Madueke's whereabouts are unclear, but she was last known to be in Britain.

In April, she was charged in absentia with money laundering by Nigeria's financial crimes agency.

She had previously denied to Reuters any wrongdoing when questioned about missing public funds and corruption allegations.