A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Friday ordered the final forfeiture of a vacant plot of land situated at plot 13, Block 1, Oniru Chieftaincy Family Private Estate, Lekki, Lagos linked to Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, a former Nigeria Petroleum Minister.
Justice Akintoye Aluko made the order of the final forfeiture of the land, following an application filed by Mr. Ansalem B. Ozioko, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Head of Legal Section, moved and argued by Mr. Abbas Mohammed, a legal Officer in the Commission.
Justice Babs Kuewuni had on May 15, 2018, granted interim forfeiture of the said land.
While ordering the final forfeiture of the land Friday, Justice Aluko held that: “this is an enrollment order.
“Upon this motion on notice dated February 17, 022 coming’ before this Court the 25th day of March 2022, praying the Court for the following reliefs; a final Order forfeiting the properties /assets listed and – described in the schedule herein to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
“And for such further orders as this Honourable Court may deem fit to make in the circumstance.
“Upon reading affidavit in support of the motion Commission to by Babana Job, of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of 15A Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos State.
“And the court having heard A.O. Mohammed, for the Plaintiff/ Applicant, moved the application praying the court to grant the reliefs sought as endorsed on the motion paper.
“It is hereby ordered as follows, “That a final order is hereby granted forfeiting the property/asset listed and described in the schedule herein to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The EFCC had listed the former petroleum Minister, Mrs Diezani Alison Madueke, and a Nigeria lawyer, Donald Chidi Amamgbo and MEZ Group LLC, as respondents in the suit n FHC/L/CS/811/2018.