According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized a home worth $18 million belonging to Mrs. Alison-Madueke, the Minister of Petroleum Resources under the immediate past government.
The EFCC revealed this in an interview with Al Jazeera adding that the $18 million mansion located in Asokoro area of Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, contains a bulletproof gym and furnishing worth $2 million. The agency also explained that various jewelries and huge sums of money have been found with some of the corrupt government officials.
The EFCC said that during its ongoing anti-corruption war, it was found out that the former petroleum minister is alleged to own the $18 million mansion which the agency alleged that she bought with stolen public funds and is part of the $10 billion worth of property and cash recovered from corrupt government officials who worked during the last administration.
Speaking during the interview, Ibrahim Magu, the EFCC boss said:
“We have been able to take on a lot of big shots that were hitherto were untouchable in the three arms of the military, political class. We have recorded 164 convictions in just one year.”
Mr. Magu also expressed a different opinion with those who believe that the anti-corruption war is selective and politically motivated saying:
“No! Not my EFCC, not the EFCC of today. We are not politicised. If there is an allegation against anybody, we will go after them.”
In the same vein, the EFCC, about one week ago, discovered that Port Harcourt’s Le Meridien Hotel was allegedly purchased by the same Diezani Alison-Madueke, using First Bank of Nigeria Executive Director (ED), Dauda Lawal.
Meanwhile, as part of the ongoing probe and preparation for the arraignment Mrs. Alison-Madueke in London, some investigators from the United Kingdom visited Nigeria towards the end of May, to gather evidence.
The UK team inspected the former minister’s multi-billion naira mansion, her £600,000 exotic wrist watch and gold and diamond jewelry which have been confiscated.
See pictures of the mansion and items discovered below: