The £100,000 bribery case against Diezani Alison-Madueke, the former minister of petroleum resources for Nigeria, was postponed by the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in the United Kingdom until November.
Diezani appeared in court on October 2 and was given a £70,000 bond.
She was also given various restrictions by District Judge Michael Snow, which included an electronic tag that she had to wear at all times, an 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew, and a £70,000 surety that had to be paid before she could leave the courthouse.
Diezani gave her name, birthdate, and home address when she appeared in Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
She did not formally submit a plea, but according to Reuters, her lawyer, Mark Bowen, told the court that she would enter a not guilty plea.
The National Crime Agency of the United Kingdom stated in August that it believed Diezani had taken bribes in exchange for giving multimillion-pound contracts for oil and gas.
In a statement published on its website, NCA said the ex-Nigerian minister “is alleged to have benefitted from at least £100,000 in cash, chauffeur-driven cars, flights on private jets, luxury holidays for her family, and the use of multiple London properties.
“Her charges also detail financial rewards, including furniture, renovation work and staff for the properties, payment of private school fees, and gifts from high-end designer shops such as Cartier jewellery and Louis Vuitton goods.”