EFCC seeks permanent forfeiture of Jewelry worth $40m belonging to Dieziani Madueke


A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has fixed the September 10 to rule on the final forfeiture to the Federal Government, of $40m worth of jewelery seized from the home of a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Justice Nicholas Oweibo fixed the date on Monday after listening to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), make a case for the permanent forfeiture.

An investigator with the Commission, Rufai Zaki, in an affidavit put before the court, insisted that the pieces of jewelry were beyond the former Minister’s “known and provable lawful income.”

The investigator further said that findings by the EFCC showed that she started acquiring the jewellery in 2012, two years after she was appointed Minister.


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