BREAKING: Diezani Alison-Madueke Loses 56 Houses To FG

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The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered a permanent forfeiture of 56 houses linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Justice Abdulaziz Anka who presided over the case issue the order on Wednesday, October 11. The properties located in Lagos and Port Harcourt.

The properties located in Lagos and Port Harcourt were reportedly acquired by the ex-minister between 2011 and 2013 using front companies.

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According to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mrs. Madueke paid  $21,982,224 for the properties, adding that it believed that the funds were proceeds of crime.

Properties listed by the anti-graft agency 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.



Diezani has been indicted in several sleazy oil deals since the beginning of her appointment as Petroleum Minister and described a penchant for wasting public funds. She left the country before the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari, allegedly, to receive a medical treatment.

Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke was conferred with the Forbes Magazine Best of Africa Award In leadership in New York, United States of America. She dedicated the award to all women across the globe, especially Nigerian women, saying that the award would spur her to become more dedicated to the ongoing reforms in the petroleum industry.

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Her position as the OPEC boss was a great inspiration for women around the world and a symbol of gender equality.

However, the corruption scandal tailing her across the nation was enormous beyond comprehension. Many Nigerians expressed anguish over such audacity of misappropriation of public funds under Diezani’s watch.

As one who was the envy of other women and largely admired by all, such corrupt disposition has became a huge disappointment.

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