THE federal high court in Lagos on Wednesday, October 10, ordered the permanent forfeiture of 56 houses linked to Diezani Alison-Madueke, a former minister of Petroleum Resources.
The houses, located in Lagos and Port Harcourt, were said to have been acquired by the former minister between 2011 and 2013 using front companies.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, claimed that Alison-Madueke 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.
Justice Abdulaziz Anka ordered the permanent forfeiture in his ruling.
– Oct 11, 2017 @ 13:14 GMT /