N2.6bn Assets: Court Fixes Sept 22 For Hearing Of EFCC Case Against Alison-Madueke

N2.6bn Assets: Court Fixes Sept 22 For Hearing Of EFCC Case Against Alison-Madueke

Nigeria’s Oil Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke attends the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos in this January 23, 2013 file photo. To match Special Report NIGERIA-ELECTION/BANKER REUTERS/Pascal Lauener/Files (SWITZERLAND – Tags: BUSINESS HEADSHOT POLITICS ENERGY)

N2.6bn Assets: Court Fixes Sept 22 For Hearing Of EFCC Case Against Alison-Madueke

 

BY OLUGBENGA SOYELE, Lagos

Equity Chuka Obiozor of Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday settled September 22 for the becoming aware of an application for the last relinquishment of four building properties scattered amongst Lagos and River States, and Abuja connected to the previous Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Allison-Madueke and her partners.

Equity Anka, had a month ago requested that the benefits, esteemed at N2. 611, 592, 199 billion, which are connected to previous Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke are associated to be continues with defilement be impermanent relinquished to the government in the wake of hearing an application recorded by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)

The properties requested to be brief relinquished to the Federal legislature of Nigeria are: 21 blended lodging units of eight quantities of four rooms penthouse condo; six quantities of three rooms flats; two quantities of three rooms loft and one quantities of four rooms condo, all ensuit, situated at 7, Thurnburn Street, and 5 Raymond Street, Yaba, esteemed at N937 million.

Another property 16-four rooms patio, situated at Heritage Court Estate, Omerelu Street, Diobu GRA, Port-Harcourt, River State, esteemed at N928 million. Another 13-three rooms with one room cleaning specialist’s quarter, arranged at Mabushi Gardens Estate, Plot 1205, Cadastral Zone B06, Mabushi, Abuja, esteemed at N650 million; and six pads of three rooms and one young men quarter, situated at Plot 808 (135)

Four organizations, Chapel Properties Ltd, Blue Nile Estate Ltd, Azinge Meadows Ltd and Vistapoint Property Development were professedly used to procure the properties.

N2.6bn Assets: Court Fixes Sept 22 For Hearing Of EFCC Case Against Alison-Madueke

 

The counter unite organization recorded every one of the four organizations as respondents close by the Former Petroleum Minister and her associate, Mr. Donald Amamgbo.

At the continued becoming aware of the case on Friday, direction to the respondents, Emmanuel Bassey had educated Justice Obiozor that had a pending application looking to urge the EFCC to serve the ex-parte application which was utilized to secure the break request of relinquishment of the said properties on his customers.

Bassey said is application depends on the prior request made by another excursion judge, Justice AbdulAziz Anka of a similar court, wherein he announced that the ex-parte application be served on the respondents.

Be that as it may, insight to the counter join organization, ABC Ozioko, presented that there was no such request ordering the commission to serve the ex-parte application on the respondents and further contended that the organizations included have no executives and does not in any case exist.

Ozioko kept up that, “We have gotten a break arrange in regard of this suit and the case suspended until today for report and to likewise enable the respondents to demonstrate cause why the properties ought not be at long last relinquished.

“Be that as it may, toward the beginning of today, we were presented with a movement on see by one Mr. Nnamdi Eze Anochie.

“We request time to react and to take the application for conclusive relinquishment,” the attorney said.

In any case, Justice Obiozor deferred the case till September 22 for the knowing about the respondents’ application.

In a sworn statement appended with the Ex-parte application, and removed to by Sambo Muazu Mayana, an agent with the organization, the EFCC affirmed that occasionally in 2016, a knowledge report was gotten against the two Diezani and Amamgbo, and that after dissecting the insight report, a court order was executed at the workplace and premises of Amamgbo.

The deponent likewise affirmed that among the archives recuperated from Amamgbo was an undated report titled “Exceptionally Confidential Attorney Work Product-August Report”.

He expressed further that in the said ‘very private report contained 18 organizations and a few Properties situated in United Kingdom (UK), Nigeria and United State of America (USA).

The EFCC included that over the span of meeting, Amamgbo had educated the office that he enlisted the 18 organizations to help the previous Petroleum Minister, in holding title of the transitory relinquished properties.

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