BREAKING: Court Orders Permanent Forfeiture Of 56 Houses Belonging To Diezani

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Court Orders Permanent Forfeiture Of Diezani’s $37.5m Banana Island Mansion To FG

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State has ordered the permanent forfeiture of 56 houses linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

The directive for the permanent forfeiture of the houses was made earlier today by Justice Abdulaziz Anka.

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It is understood that the houses, located in Lagos and Port Harcourt, were allegedly acquired by the ex-minister between 2011 and 2013 using front companies.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission claimed that Diezani paid a whopping $21,982,224 for the properties.

The country’s anti-corruption agency further said that it believed that the funds were proceeds of crime.

Court Orders Permanent Forfeiture Of Diezani’s $37.5m Banana Island Mansion To FG

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The commission also 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.

In August, the self-acclaimed Area Father and entertainer, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charly Boy, alongside his #OurMumuDonDo protesters stormed the Head Office of the EFCC in Abuja.

The protest – which is tagged #BringBackDiezaniAlisonMadueke – was to demand the repatriation of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke from the UK to Nigeria.

The protest came less than two weeks after he led a series of protests to demand that President Muhammadu Buhari either resume office or resign.



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