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Court Orders Permanent Forfeiture Of Diezani’s 56 Mansion

One persons over 50 houses in this same Nigeria? It is well o! The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Wednesday ordered the permanent forfeiture of 56 houses linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

The houses, located in Lagos and Port Harcourt, were said to have been acquired by the ex-minister between 2011 and 2013 using front companies.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said that Diezani paid $21,982,224 for the properties, adding that it believed that the funds were proceeds of crime.

EFCC listed the properties to include 29 terraced houses comprising eight 4-bedroomed penthouse apartments, six 3-bedroomed apartments, two 3-bedroomed maisonettes, two twin bedroomed apartments and one 4-bedroom apartment.

The permanent forfeiture order was made by Justice Abdulaziz Anka.

Diezani had denied some of the houses, but it turned out a lie as no one came forward to claim them.