Security has been beefed up around former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison- Madueke. This follows a successful cancer surgery conducted in a London hospital on October 22, 2015. Doctors had advised Diezani, under probe by the UK government, to avoid disturbances to recover well.
A family source told Sunday Telegraph, was now in hiding and has increased security.
Her decision was not unconnected with the intense media scrutiny that followed her arrest last month along with four others.
“The focus on Diezani and hysteria has completely shifted everything in one
direction,” the source said.
“Her family’s interest is for her to get well. The family is particularly worried about her health and seriously praying that she gets well.
“She is yearning to give an account of her stewardship once she is well enough.
Nigerians should pray for her to get well so that we can put all this behind us.”
It is unclear if the security around Diezani is being handled by a private firm or UK Police.
The Westminster Magistrate’s Court on Marylebone Road, London had early last
month granted an application for the seizure of £27,000 seized from the former minister under Section 295 of Proceeds of Crime Act 2012.
By granting the application, which was filed by the UK’s National Crime Agency, the money would be held in the custody of the court until April 5, 2016.