Court Orders Permanent Forfeiture Of 56 Houses Owned By Diezani

Diezani Alison-Madueke

BEVERLY HILLS, October 11, (THEWILL) – The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the permanent forfeiture of 56 houses linked to former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) claimed that Diezani acquired the said houses, located in Lagos and Port Harcourt, between 2011 and 2013 using front companies.

The anti-graft agency said the ex-Minister paid $21,982,224 for the properties which it believed were the proceeds of crime.

It listed the properties to include 29 terraced houses comprising eight four-bedroomed penthouse apartments, six three-bedroomed apartments, two three-bedroomed maisonettes, two twin bedroomed apartments and one four-bedroom apartment.

The permanent forfeiture order was made by Justice Abdulaziz Anka following the absence of any objection to the effect as sought by the EFCC.

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