Yes you read that figure right. £13 billion is what The Sun UK is reporting that former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke, was nabbed with in London, UK. She was apparently nabbed while she was looking to buy a very expensive luxury apartment at the Hyde Park area in central London. £13 billion roughly converts to 3.9 trillion naira.
Earlier today, Diezani appeared before London’s Westminster Magistrate Court at about 10 am over charges of corruption and money laundering according to BBC reporter, Sam Piranty. She was arrested on Friday, October 2nd 2015, and was detained for several hours before she posted bail.
Meanwhile in Nigeria, it has been reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) sealed off Diezani’s home in the Asokoro area of Abuja, Nigeria.
Mrs Alison-Madueke was Petroleum Minister between 2010 and 2015.