Court orders forfeiture of $4.8m penthouses linked to Diezani

Diezani Alison-Madueke
Diezani Alison-Madueke

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the temporary forfeiture of two penthouses which are linked to former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

The forfeiture order follows an ex-parte motion filed by the EFCC which told the court the properties are suspected to be proceeds of crime

The presiding judge, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, ordered that the two properties be temporarily forfeited to the Federal Government pending investigations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The properties, located in Lagos, are said to be valued at $4.760 million.