Nigeria seizes $37m property of ex-minister- BBC News

Nigeria seizes $37m property of ex-minister

By Paul Bakibinga and Damian Zane

(bbc.com/news) —  A court in Nigeria has ordered the temporary seizure of property worth $37.5m (£29m) belonging to former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke on the suspicion that it was bought with ill-gotten money, the AFP news agency reports.

The seizure is part of a series of cases brought by the country’s anti-graft agency, it adds.

AFP says that the property is an apartment block on the upmarket Banana Island in Lagos.

Ms Alison-Madueke is currently on bail in London where she was arrested on corruption allegations.

She was oil minister under former President Goodluck Jonathan from 2010 to 2015.

Nigeria seizes $37m property
Diezani Alison-Madueke has previously denied any wrongdoing