Diezani Alison Madueke seems set to lose another set of properties to the Federal Government.
The properties valued to be over N2 Billion within Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja have been temporarily been forfeited to the government as part of a ruling made by Justice Abdulaziz Anka of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday, 22nd August, 2017.
Justice Anka ruled that the proceeds used for the acquisition of the properties came from unlawful activities.
The properties temporarily forfeited are as follows:
21 mixed housing units of eight four bedroom penthouse apartment all ensuite
6 buildings of three bedroom apartments all ensuite
2 buildings of three bedrooms apartment all ensuite
1 building of four bedrooms apartment all ensuite
Located at 7 Thurnburn Street and 5 Raymond Street, Yaba. Value of the properties is put at N937 million.
6 flats of three bedrooms and one boys quarter, located at Plot 808 (135) Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, valued at N805 million.
16-four bedrooms terrace buildings
Located at Heritage Court Estate, Omerelu Street, Diobu GRA, Port-Harcourt, River State, valued at N928 million.
13 three-bedroom with one room maid’s quarter
Located at Mabushi Gardens Estate, Plot 1205, Cadastral Zone B06, Mabushi, Abuja, valued at N650 million.
The court’s ruling was as a result of an ex-parte application filed and argued before the court by Mr. Anselm Ozioko, Counsel to the EFCC.
The EFCC joined Diezani, Mr. Donald Chidi Amamgbo, Chapel Properties Limited, Blue Nile Estate Limited, Azinga Meadows Limited and Vistapoints Property Development Limited as respondents in the suit it filed at the court.
Justice Anka asked the EFCC to duly notify the respondents to appear before the court within 14 days from the ruling to show cause why the houses should not be permanently forfeited to the Federal Government.