Over $150m worth of luxurious personal items (jewelries and underwear’s) and properties belonging to Diezani K. Alison-Madueke that were seized by the FG and was forfeited by the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, has been put up for sales by the Federal Government.
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Alison-Madueke who became Nigeria’s minister of transportation in 2007 found herself in a bit of pickle years after, when the EFFC and the Federal government discovered several luxurious properties and items, which were believed she may have acquired using using public funds and that flows into her office as the then Minister of Petroleum Resources.
Some of the known listed Islands includes a landed (house property) located in highbrow Banana Island Foreshore Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos, include 18 flats and six penthouses located at Building 3, Block B, Bella Vista, Plot 1, Zone N, Federal Government Layout.
LATESTNGNEWS reports that the recovered items which were listed are 125 pieces of wedding gowns, 13 pieces of small gowns, 41 pieces of waist trainers, 73 pieces of hard flower, 11 pieces of suit, 11 pieces of invisible bra, 73 pieces of veils, 30 pieces of braziers, two pieces of standing fan, 17 pieces of magic skits, six packets of blankets, one table blanket and 64 pairs of shoes, all luxurious and executive items.
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Meanwhile, other notable properties listed include those belonging to the late Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, whose houses in the Wuse 2 and Maitama high-brow neighbourhoods of Abuja were confiscated by the Federal Government. Among them are No. 14 Adzope Crescent, off Kumasi Crescent; 19 Kumasi Crescent, Wuse 2; and 6 Umme Street, Wuse 2.
The Federal Government had last week begun the process of screening 613 independent estate surveyors expected to manage the sale of the assets alleged to have been illegally acquired, which have now been permanently forfeited to it in about 25 locations throughout the country.
Diezani, who was the minister under former President Goodluck Jonathan administration, fled the country minutes after her secrets got out and moved to the United Kingdom since 2015 and has refused to return to Nigeria ever since. It was later reported by BBC Pidgin that she, at some point may have acquired the citizenship of the Dominican Republic and bagged a diplomatic passport.