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COURT ORDERS FORFEITURE OF EX-MINISTER'S 56 HOUSES WORTH $21M

The former minister paid $21 million for the properties that were acquired between 2011 and 2013. Justice Abdulaziz Anka of the Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the permanent forfeiture of 56 houses linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the former minister paid $21,982,224 for the properties that were acquired between 2011 and 2013 with the aid of front companies. According to a report by The Punch, the properties, located in Lagos and Port Harcourt, include 29 terraced houses comprising eight four-bedroomed penthouse apartments, six three-bedroomed apartments, two three-bedroomed maisonettes, two twin bedroomed apartments and one four-bedroom apartment.

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