Diezani’s N325Million Land At Oniru Estate Lekki Lagos Seized By FG
Diezani’s N325Million Land At Oniru Chieftaincy Private Family Estate In Lekki Seized By FG
A court in Lagos on Wednesday temporarily forfeited to the Federal Government a parcel of land in Lekki, Lagos State, linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.
Justice Babs Kuewumi made the order following an ex-parte application by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) counsel, Mr. Anslem Ozioko.
Joined as defendants in the ex-parte applications were Diezani, one Mr. Donald Amamgbo and a firm, Mez Group LLC.
The land, valued at N325.4 million, is designated as Plot 13, Block II, Oniru Chieftaincy Private Family Estate.
Ozioko told the judge that the land was suspected to have been acquired with proceeds of crime.
Justice Kuewumi also directed the anti-graft agency to publish the temporary forfeiture order in a national daily to put interested parties on notice.
He adjourned till July 14, for anyone interested in the property to appear before him to show cause why the land should not be permanently forfeited.
The EFCC is seeking an order of the court to appoint “a competent person(s) or firm to manage the assets/property named and described in the schedule to this application”.
An EFCC investigator, Abdulrasheed Bawa, said the anti-graft agency stumbled on the documents of the land sometime in 2016 while executing a search on the office of Amamgbo, an ally of the ex-petroleum minister.
Bawa said the anti-graft agency also recovered from Amamgbo’s office an undated report titled, “Highly Confidential Attorney Work Product August Report,” among others.
“The report contained a list of 18 companies and several properties located in the United Kingdom, Nigeria and the United States of America.
“During the course of his interview, Mr. Donald Chidi Amamgbo told us that he registered the 18 companies to assist Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke in holding titles of her properties and that all the properties belong to her.”
June 28, 2018 at 4:59 AM
Story without ending…is she a ghost? If all of you are sure and serious of what you are saying,all the allegations, she and her likes suppose to be in jail by now….Nigeria is a joke
June 28, 2018 at 12:25 PM
Dear Mon, worst cases than this one of Diezani has happened and is happening in Nigeria & the involved people go free. SOME ARE UNTOUCHABLE YOU KNOW while some hungry/frustrated person on on the street will be lynched for stealing a mobile phone.
Give this Diezani & fellow criminals few more years, they’ll come back to Nigeria & they’ll be bold to move around. They might even be silently or openly appointed to governmental posts & given chieftaincy titles. NIGERIA IS INDEEED A JOKE.
June 28, 2018 at 3:39 PM
thief, barawo, ole eyes kongba, she should be sentenced to death by hanging
June 28, 2018 at 5:41 PM
What a man can steal, a woman can steal better. I rest my case!