Court voids forfeiture of properties wrongly linked to Diezani (Punch)

Court voids forfeiture of properties wrongly linked to Diezani (Punch)

The Federal High Court in Abuja has vacated its order of interim forfeiture made in respect of two London properties that were wrongly linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke.

The two properties are Flat 5, Parkview, 83-86, Prince Albert Road, London; and Flat 58, Harley House, Marylebone Road, London.

The court had on June 29, 2016 ordered that the two properties, alongside 17 others, should be temporarily forfeited to the Federal Government.

Justice Binta Nyako made the interim forfeiture order following an ex parte application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, which told the court that the properties were reasonably suspected to have been acquired by Diezani with proceeds of fraud. Read more

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