- The court ruling on the assets linked to Diezani Alison-Madueke comes days after an earlier forfeiture of some
- The court ruling was given by Justice Abdulaziz Anka
- Mrs Alison-Madueke, a former petroleum minister, is being tried for alleged money laundering
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the government to take over the assets linked to former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
According to Channels Television, the assets are valued at $16,441,906.
The court presided over by Justice Abdulaziz Anka ordered the interim forfeiture of the assets after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) argued that they were proceeds of corruption.
Details of the court order were sketchy at the time of this report.
NAIJ.com earlier reported how some new properties were allegedly recently linked to Diezani Alison-Madueke in an ongoing money laundering trial in UK.
Diezani is facing money laundering trial in the United Kingdom and Nigeria.
It was also reported how the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, recently said the jaw-dropping loot allegedly recovered so far from embattled Diezani Alison-Madueke, is ‘just the beginning’ of many more.
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However, Diezani Allison Madueke recently spoke out saying he did not steal from Nigeria as minister of petroleum resources.
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