Court orders forfeiture of N387m linked to Alison-Maduekwe (DailyTrust)

Court orders forfeiture of N387m linked to Alison-Maduekwe (DailyTrust)

Justice Sule Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday ordered a temporary forfeiture of N387m found in bank accounts of four ex-officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, which obtained the forfeiture order, told the court that the ex-INEC officials benefitted from the N23bn which a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, allegedly doled out to influence the 2015 presidential election in favour of then President Goodluck Jonathan.An investigator with the EFCC, Usman Zakari, said in an affidavit that the ex-INEC officials received the money through a non-governmental organisation, West Africa Network of Observers, formed to purportedly monitor the 2015 general elections. Read more

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