Order EFCC to Release My $40m Jewellery - Diezani Alison-Madueke Tells Lagos Court

9 months ago by: kacy lee
(f) at 20-08-2019 09:14AM (9 months ago)

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Diezani Alison-Madueke, a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, has filed an appeal at the Federal High Court Lagos for the reversal of an interim order secured by the EFCC for the interim forfeiture of her 2,149 pieces of jewellery and a customised gold iPhone all valued at $40m, seized by the antigraft agency last month. .

Recall that on July 5th, the agency secured an interim order to confiscate the former Minister's jewelries and iphone which is believed to be proceeds from acts of corruption perpetrated while she was in office. .

In an application filed by her counsel, Professor Awa Kalu, Diezani who is currently in the United Kingdom, accused the EFCC of entering her apartment illegally and taking the items without any court order. She said the anti-graft agency violated her fundamental “right to own property and to appropriate them at her discretion,” under sections 43 and 44 of the Constitution. . .

She urged the court to reject the prayer by the EFCC to permanently forfeit the jewellery and the gold iPhone to the Federal Government.
According to the court papers, the jewelleries categorised into 33 sets, include “419 expensive bangles; 315 expensive rings; 304 expensive earrings; 267 expensive necklaces; 189 expensive wristwatches; 174 expensive necklaces and earrings; 78 expensive bracelets; 77 expensive brooches; and 74 expensive pendants.” .

The former Minister argued that the entry into her apartment by EFCC operatives was illegal as it was without a court order.
Justice Nichola Oweibo adjourned the case till August 29.



Makodama (m) at 20-08-2019 09:28AM
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419 expensive bangles?That says it all...hmmmm.
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tonyigho (m) at 20-08-2019 09:52AM
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Only you all this many gold jewellery madam, only your jewellery is more than a gold shop, you are a big thief and you still have  mouth to be taking,  40m usd jewellery. Nigeria where are we going.
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favourita (f) at 20-08-2019 10:30AM
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It will Neva b well with dis woman, her type & Thier entire generation Tongue how can a person owns such tins with stole money  while others are dying of hunger Huh? & They still have mouth to talk Tongue idiot fellows Roll Eyes
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Haso112 (m) at 20-08-2019 11:11AM
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SHAMELESS THIEF......!
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maxzy277 (m) at 20-08-2019 11:12AM
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Come back home and defend yourself  Grin
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RRSD71 (m) at 20-08-2019 01:18PM
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Bastard, asking for jewellery worht of 4M +, were they bought with your  hard earned money or stolen money from the nation?
Will u wear them to heaven or are they your ticket to heaven?
God punish you
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RRSD71 (m) at 20-08-2019 01:18PM
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Bastard, asking for jewellery worht of 4M +, were they bought with your  hard earned money or stolen money from the nation?
Will u wear them to heaven or are they your ticket to heaven?
God punish you
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DrSoba (m) at 20-08-2019 02:02PM
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Am confuse here, was it a jewellery store or personal jewelleries? This woman thief o, no be small.
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