Court orders permanent forfeiture of Diezani’s 56 houses | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper

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The Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday ordered the permanent forfeiture of 56 houses linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.


The houses, located in Lagos and Port Harcourt, were said to have been acquired by the ex-minister between 2011 and 2013 using front companies.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission claimed that Diezani paid  $21,982,224 for the properties, adding that it believed that the funds were proceeds of crime.

The anti-graft agency 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.

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  1. Lets take this decision as d beginning of a new restructured Nigeria. However, this type of justice should not be limited 2 forfeit of proceeds of embezzlement like properties alone. it should also carry a long time jail term and it should never be politicized.
    ID. U.S.A

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