The Federal Government of Nigeria has successful acquired property belonging to the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, located at Plot 9, Azikiwe Road, Old GRA, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Naija news learnt that the order of temporary forfeiture was given by Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court following a motion exparte filed and argued by the EFCC.
Ruling on the motion ex-parte, Justice Obiozor held that: “An interim forfeiture order of this honourable court is hereby granted, forfeiting to the Federal Government of Nigeria the property which are reasonably suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activity.”
The court further directed the EFCC to publish the order in any national daily in circulation in Nigeria “and particularly in circulation in Port Harcourt and Lagos, and all persons interested in the said property are further put on notice to show cause why the final order of forfeiture of the affected property ought not to be made by this court.”
The property was also linked to a Lawyer, Donald Chidi Amangbo and a company Sequoyah Properties Limited.
The court then adjourned further proceedings till May 9, 2019.