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Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of Diezani’s $40m Jewellery, Iphone To FG

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A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has granted a final forfeiture to the Federal Government, the $40m worth of jewellries seized from the premises of the former minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke.





Justice Nicholas Oweibo ruled that the former Minister had failed to show cause why the jewellries should not be forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

In his application for the final forfeiture order, Counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Rotimi Oyedepo had told the judge that the expensive jewellries comprising wristwatches, necklaces, bracelets, bangles, earrings, a customized gold phone and more were reasonably suspected to have being acquired with proceeds of unlawful activities of the former Minister.

An investigator with the Commission, Rufai Zaki, in an affidavit put before the court insisted that the jewellries 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.

The investigator also said that the EFCC was in possession of the details of the bank account through which Mrs Alison-Madueke received her salary as a minister.

“The respondent did not utilise her salary or any part of her legitimate income to acquire the assets sought to be forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria,” Zaki said.

He said a “damning intelligence report” received by the Commission led to the search of former minister’s house at No. 10 Fredrick Chiluba Close, Asokoro, Abuja.

The Former Minister on her part had challenged the seizure of the jewellries from her premises by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

In an affidavit filed on her behalf by her counsel, Prof Awa Kalu (SAN), Diezani, who is currently in the United Kingdom, alleged that the EFCC violated her fundamental “right to own property and to appropriate them at her discretion,” under sections 43 and 44 of the constitution.

She also accused the anti-graft agency of entering her apartment illegally and taking the items without any court order.

On July 5, 2019, The Economic and Financial Crime Commission EFCC had secured an order of the court temporarily forfeiting the expensive jewelleries to the Federal Government.

According to the schedule attached to the application, the jewellery, categorised into 33 sets, include “419 expensive bangles; 315 expensive rings; 304 expensive earrings; 267 expensive necklaces; 189 expensive wristwatches; 174 expensive necklaces and earrings; 78 expensive bracelets; 77 expensive brooches; and 74 expensive pendants.”


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The court decision is not bad anyway

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419 people what is she using that amount of jewelry for

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Am a student trying to make money for my living and I love social media and sport
I hope all this ends were we expect ooo

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very interesting update bravo

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This one weak me ... I never see

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I am very determined and hard working
Where this woman get money to buy all this thing

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so the case was finally forefieted

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More items should be seized from the woman. She is not even ashamed

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The investigator further said that findings by the EFCC showed that she started acquiring the jewellery in 2012 very good

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I am in support of the court ruling I think this would serve as a lesson to other corrupt leaders

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40m dollars jewelry, that is a whole lot of money.

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Those items mentioned are too cost. I support the court too

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Eje man se iwadi daada because people r really surfing in Nigeria

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i hope the forfeited resources goes constructively, into nation building and developmental projects.

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Eve if the court can collect more than that from her hand they should collect it, how can someone be using 40 Million Maria phone

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My address is 104 Oba olugbense street offa
He's not to be blame. He should be discharge and acquitted

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According to the schedule attached to the application, the jewellery very sad

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I guess that money or some of it was embezzled

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Haaaaaaa
Naija oooooo
Well that is good oooo

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Let the jewelleries be forfeited; how on earth was she able to acquire all those luxuries.

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Let the jewelleries be forfeited; how on
earth was she able to acquire all those
luxuries.

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Ellllltyum2E
Let the jewelleries be forfeited; how on
earth was she able to acquire all those
luxuries.

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Ellllltyum2E
what are they doing with someones expencive jewelry and iphone

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$40 million jewelry that's some money man

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Where this woman get money to buy all
this thing

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Ellllltyum2E
Why would court order that

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Good decision from the court

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The court should make a good decision

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Let them investigate well oo

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That's too much for jewelry, while some work from morning to night yet not able to feed his family

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