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A Federal High Court, Lagos, has ordered permanent forfeiture of 56 houses situated in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja valued at $21,982,224 (about N3.3 billion) allegedly linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to the Federal Government.
The trial judge, Justice Abdul-Azeez Anka, made the order yesterday in response to a motion filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking the permanent forfeiture of the property.
Justice Anka, who granted the motion as prayed after listening to the submissions of the EFCC’s counsel, Anselem B.C. Ozioko, said: “I have gone through the affidavit attached to motion for final forfeiture as well as the submissions of the…