A judge in Lagos on Wednesday ordered the confiscation of two multi-million-dollar penthouses in the upmarket Ikoyi area of Lagos and the Banana Island gated community as part of the latest seizure of assets linked to Nigeria’s former oil minister, Daily Mail reports.

Diezani Alison-Madueke — who was also the first female president of OPEC — served under former president Goodluck Jonathan until 2015. She has been linked to a string of money laundering and bribery cases and investigations in several countries.

Judge Mojisola Olatoregun, sitting at the Federal High Court in the city, said she had “no hesitation in ordering the final forfeiture of the properties to the federal government”. Her lawyer, Emmanuel Bassey, did not oppose the forfeiture application, which was brought by Nigeria’s Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

 

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