Court docket orders last forfeiture of Diezani’s Abuja properties, automobiles 


Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of the Federal Excessive Court docket, Abuj, Monday, ordered the ultimate forfeiture of two Abuja properties and two luxurious automobiles belonging to a former minister of petroleum sources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to the Federal Authorities.

The 2 properties are positioned at Plot 1854 Mohammed Mahashir Avenue, and No. 6, Aso Drive, within the intellectual Asokoro and Maitama Districts of Abuja are valued at $2,674,418USD and N380, 000,000 respectively.

The posh automobiles are a black BMW saloon with Chassis No B8CV54V66629 and registered quantity, RBC155 DH and a black Jaguar saloon automotive with Chassis No SAJAA.20 GRDMv43376, valued at N36, 000,000.

The decide gave the order forfeiting the belongings to the federal authorities whereas ruling on the appliance by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) in Go well with No. 1122/2021 and Go well with No 1123/2021, asking for the ultimate forfeiture of the belongings.

The Fee had on November 29, 202 secured the interim forfeiture on the belongings in a ruling on separate movement ex-parte filed on September 27, 2021 which prayed the court docket to order the interim forfeiture of the belongings on the grounds of cheap suspicion that they had been proceeds of illegal actions.

In granting the interim forfeiture Order, Justice Olajuwon had ordered the EFCC to publish a discover in a nationwide newspaper, inviting anybody with curiosity within the belongings to indicate trigger why they shouldn’t be lastly forfeited to the federal authorities of Nigeria. The court docket consequently adjourned until January 22, 2022 for report.

In compliance with the Order of Court docket, the Forfeiture Order was revealed in Thisday Newspaper of Wednesday April 6, 2022.

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