A Westminster Magistrates’ Court in the United Kingdom, on Monday, seized £27,000 from Nigeria’s former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deziani Alison-Madueke.
So also was an amount yet to be verified seized from Alison-Madueke’s mother, Beatrice Agama, who was also in court.
The application was made by the National Crime Agency, Piranty tweeted.
The cash is to be detained until April 5, 2016 under Section 295 of Proceeds of Crime Act.
Also, three of the names of four of those arrested in London alongside Alison-Madueke, have been revealed.
On Monday, a correspondent of the British Broadcasting Corporation, Sam Piranty, who has been covering the case, unveiled the identity of the others who were picked up.
Piranty 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.”