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Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of Penthouses Linked To Diezani


A Federal High Court on Wednesday in Lagos ordered final forfeiture of two penthouses linked to a former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

On December 5, 2017, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun ordered an interim forfeiture of the properties after an ex parte (without notice) application was argued by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

When the case was called up on Wednesday, Mr. ABC Ozioko announced appearance for the EFCC, while Mr. Emmanuel Bassey appeared for the second, third, and fourth respondents.

Addressing the court, Ozioko informed the court that he had a motion on notice brought pursuant to
the provisions of the EFCC Act, the 1999 Constitution as well as under the inherent jurisdiction of the court.


He urged the court to order a final forfeiture of the properties listed in the schedule.

In response, counsel to the respondents, Bassey, informed the court that he had filed a counter-affidavit before the court and was not opposed to the application for final forfeiture.

In a short ruling, Olatoregun granted the orders as prayed, and ordered a final forfeiture of same.

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