Court finally forfeits Diezani’s $40m jewelry to FG

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of a Federal High Court, Lagos, today, granted final forfeiture of $40 million jewelry belonging to the former Nigeria’s petroleum minister, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke. Justice Oweibo made the order of final forfeiture of the said jewelry while delivery judgement in a motion filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In granting the final forfeiture order, Justice Oweibo held that Mrs. Allison-Madueke instead of showing cause for the properties not to be finally forfeited to the federal government of Nigeria, only filed an application to set aside…

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Court to rule on final forfeiture of Diezani’s jewellery on Sept 10 

Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court, Lagos, today, fixed September 10, for ruling on the final forfeiture of $40 million USD jewellery and other items belonging to Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, a former Nigeria petroleum Minister. Justice Oweibo fixed the date after after hearing applications filed be the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and application challenging the court’s jurisdiction by Diezani’s lawyer. It would be recalled that Justice Oweibo had in July, ordered temporary forfeiture of the ornaments, following an exparte application brought before the court by the EFCC.…

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