Court Orders Permanent Forfeiture Of Diezani’s 56 Houses

Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke has reportedly lost 56 houses allegedly linked to her to the the Federal Government, as Justice Abdul-Azeez Anka of a Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday ordered the permanent forfeiture.

According to the Sun reports, the houses situated in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja, valued at $21, 982, 224 (about N3.3 billion) were allegedly bought between 2011 and 2013 by the former minister from proceeds of suspected unlawful activity during her tenure in office.

The order was sequal to the granting of a motion by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking the permanent forfeiture of the property.

The forfeited property includes: 21 mixed housing units of 8 numbers of four bedroom penthouse apartment; six numbers of three bedroom apartments; two numbers of three bedroom apartment and one number of four bedroom apartment, all ensuite and located at 7, Thurnburn Street and 5 Raymond Street, Yaba, valued at N937 million and bought through Chapel Properties Ltd.

Others are: 16 numbers of four bedroom terrace, located at Heritage Court Estate, Omerelu Street, Diobu GRA, Port Harcourt, River States, valued at N928 million and bought through Blue Nile Estate Ltd; 13 numbers of 3 bedroom with one room maid’s quarter, situated at Mabushi Gardens Estate, Plot 1205, Cadastral Zone B06, Mabushi, Abuja, valued at N650 million and bought through Azinga Meadows Ltd and six flats of three bedroom and one boys quarter, located at Plot 808 (135) Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, valued at N805 million and bought through Vistapoint property Development Ltd.

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