$10.3b probe: EFCC set to seize Diezani’s assets in America

Former Petroleum Resources Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, is likely to lose some United States properties traced to her. EFCC is said to be probing her for over $10 billion slush funds. A process for the seizure of the assets – in line with U.S laws, has been initiated.
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EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu has just returned from the U.S where he discussed with the authorities how to attach the properties, The Nation learnt yesterday. In the last one year, the EFCC has traced assets and items worth about $10billion to Mrs. Alison-Madueke and her business associates, Mr. Kola Aluko and Chief Jide Omokore.
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Some of the assets include an $18million property (over N6.3billion at N350 exchange rate) in Abuja. A top EFCC source said: “We have located some assets allegedly owned by Diezani and some of her business associates in the U.S.
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We are already collaborating with the US Government to attach these assets. In fact, Magu spent about one and a half weeks in the US to work with the relevant agencies to trace Diezani’s properties, some of which are believed to have been secured through business fronts like Kola Aluko.
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We have submitted relevant documents to the US authorities in order to facilitate the seizure of the assets. Don’t forget that the EFCC initially secured a Mareva Injunction from Justice O.O. Oguntoyinbo to freeze some foreign accounts and seize some assets linked with Diezani’s associates in the U.K.”…. Cc The Nation
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