Nigeria: Courtroom Orders Last Forfeiture of Diezani’s Abuja Houses, Vehicles

Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of the Federal Excessive Courtroom, Abuja, has ordered the ultimate forfeiture of two Abuja properties and two luxurious vehicles belonging to a former minister of Petroleum Assets, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to the federal authorities.

The 2 properties positioned at Plot 1854 Mohammed Mahashir Road, 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 luxurious vehicles are a black BMW saloon with Chassis No B8CV54V66629 and registered quantity, RBC155 DH and a black Jaguar saloon automobile with Chassis No SAJAA.20 GRDMv43376, valued at N36,000,000

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

The fee had on November 29, 2021 secured the interim forfeiture on the belongings in a ruling on separate movement 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 have 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 point out 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 Courtroom, 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, yesterday, forfeited the properties to the federal authorities.

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