A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the final forfeiture of “a vacant plot of land” in the Lekki area of Lagos said to be linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke.
The order was given on Friday March 25 by Justice Akintayo Aluko, following an application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Defendants in the forfeiture application for the property listed as Plot 13, Block II, Oniru Chieftaincy Family Private Estate, Lekki, Lagos and said to be worth N325.4m, are Diezani, Mr Donald Chidi Amamgbo and Mez Group LLC.
Ruling on the case, Justice Aluko said;
“Upon reading affidavit in support of the motion paper sworn to by Babana Job of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of 15A Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos State; and the court having heard A.O.
“It is hereby ordered as follow: That a final order is hereby granted forfeiting the property/asset listed and described in the schedule herein to the Federal Government of Nigeria.”