"Ms Alison-Madueke was a key figure in the Nigerian Government between 2010 and 2015, during which time she also became Opec’s first female president.
The NCA claims she accepted bribes during her time as Nigeria’s Minister for Petroleum Resources in exchange for awarding multi-million-pound oil and gas contracts.
Assets worth millions of pounds relating to the alleged offences have already been frozen as part of the ongoing investigation.
As head of Opec, she was responsible for overseeing 13 oil-producing countries in the middle east, South America and Africa – including Nigeria – which collectively controls 60pc of the oil traded on global markets.
Madueke has since moved to the UK and lives in St John’s Wood, London. She will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on October 2."
Daily Telegraph extract 22 August 2023, link to article providing fuller context in the comments. For guidance, the NCA (mentioned in article) is the equivalent British govt version of the American FBI.
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