Diezani forfeits Abuja mansions, luxurious vehicles to FG

Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of the Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja on Monday ordered the ultimate forfeiture of two Abuja properties and two luxurious vehicles 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 Road and No. 6, Aso Drive in Abuja’s intellectual Asokoro and Maitama Districts, respectively, and are valued at $2,674,418 and N380m.

The luxurious vehicles are a black BMW saloon with chassis quantity B8CV54V66629 and registration quantity RBC155 DH and a black Jaguar saloon with chassis quantity SAJAA.20 GRDMv43376, valued at N36m.

The decide gave the order forfeiting the belongings to the Federal Authorities whereas ruling on the applying by the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, in go well with No. 1122/2021 and Swimsuit No. 1123/2021, asking for the ultimate forfeiture of the belongings.

 The EFCC, in an announcement on Monday, mentioned the fee had on November 29, 2021, secured the interim forfeiture of the belongings in a ruling on a 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.

 The assertion learn, “In granting the interim forfeiture order, Justice Olajuwon had ordered the EFCC to publish a discover in a nationwide newspaper, inviting anybody with an curiosity within the belongings to indicate the explanation why they shouldn’t be lastly forfeited to the Federal Authorities of Nigeria. The court docket consequently adjourned until January 22, 2022, for a report.

 “In compliance with the order of the court docket, the forfeiture order was revealed in Thisday Newspaper of Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Within the absence of any contestation of the interim order, the court docket in the present day forfeited the properties to the Federal Authorities.”

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