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Court Orders Seizure of Diezani’s Property in Banana Island



Court orders Forfeiture of Diezani's Banana Island House

The Federal High Court in Lagos has on Wednesday ordered the seizure of a property located in Banana Island area of Lagos State belonging to former Minister of Petroleum Resources Allison-Madueke Diezani.

The property, according to Punch, was bought in 2013 for $37.5m.

The property reportedly contains 24 apartments, made up of 18 flats and 6 penthouses, according to court documents presented at the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

The court also ordered the seizure of funds amounting to $2,740,197.96 and N84,537,840.70, which was reportedly rent received on the property.

Anselem Ozioko, counsel for EFCC, told the judge Justice Chuka Obiozor that Diezani made the $37.5m payment for the purchase of the property in cash, moving the money from her house into the seller’s account in First Bank, both in Abuja.

He said:

Nothing could be more suspicious than someone keeping such huge amounts in her apartment. Why was she doing that? To avoid attention.

We are convinced beyond reasonable doubt because as of the time this happened, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke was still in public service as the Minister of Petroleum Resources.

The judge adjourned the case until August 7, 2017, for anyone interested in the property and funds to appear before him.


  1. tony

    July 19, 2017 at 7:05 pm


  2. ade

    July 19, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    Jesuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!! Funkeeeeeeeeee!!!! Funkeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

    • le coco

      July 20, 2017 at 8:08 am

      Aiye mi.. Temi!!!! ?????

  3. ANon

    July 19, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    yeah right, like she has only 1 house in Banana Island. Like she doesnt have millions of houses in her husband and son’s and inlaws names. Why bother with these liar liar government people.

  4. Victor Adegoke

    July 19, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Diezzanni, u stole too much. And may be u were just too greedy.

  5. Victor Adegoke

    July 19, 2017 at 8:00 pm


  6. dhoney

    July 19, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    what a man can do, a woman can fantastically do better.. I bow for you ma !

    • john

      July 19, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      may I also add woman power ? and go girl

    • Smh

      July 19, 2017 at 11:34 pm

      Shut up you silly dunces. The money abacha stole, are they not still returning it till this day ? Please have several seats.

  7. Seriously

    July 19, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    The money thrown around between Diezani and Aluko is hard to digest. They make millions sound like nothing. This is in dollars. And this is a small fraction of what they stole, different from the ones hidden, wasted, disguised in other names. And to think this is what hundreds of the government officials do is unfathomable. It makes sense why Nigeria/Africa remain backward while the rest of the world is progressing. And these criminals walk around free. Nigeria is doomed.

  8. ***

    July 19, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    If you are not maryam abacha and you are a nigerian woman and you think you are richer than dieziani allison-madueke then …

  9. Susie

    July 19, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    Fantastic. Can’t believe people were sympathizing with this woman because she claimed she has cancer. What has that got to do with anything? At least you could afford to get treatment abroad cos of stolen money while cancer is an automatic death sentence for the poor in this country. Hope karma doesn’t deal with your ass

  10. ND babe

    July 20, 2017 at 4:19 am

    We sympathized with her because she is from the Niger Delta and was finally able to get her hands on that damned money pot. WHy not her? She no thief pass babangida or Abacha. At least the money na Bayelsa money.

    • Josephine

      July 20, 2017 at 7:57 am

      @ND babe, but she didn’t spend the money helping the South South. She chose to empower a Yoruba man, Aluko so your sympathy is wasted on her. Give it to those who are cheated and exploited in the community.

  11. tony

    July 20, 2017 at 9:01 am

    ndbabe no mumu… no common sense

  12. Ephi

    July 20, 2017 at 9:28 am

    I think this woman is a disgrace, and a very greedy woman. She was someone who could easily have become a role model for millions of Nigerian women out there but she chose to soil her name all for the grimy loot. Meanwhile her husband is quite comfortable, which shows it is greed on her part.

    BTW, nene+ what is your opinion about this Diezani’s case? I hope you don’t consider this witch-haunting

  13. Funmi

    July 20, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Haba! Nitori Olorun, ile melo le fe gbe laye, eyin ni l’Eko, eyin ni ni Ibadan, ni London l’America. What is it Madam Dieziani. E ti gbagbe pe Olorun wa

  14. physio Tinu

    July 20, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    This women was such a dissapointment. If I see her anywhere, I am likely to stone her. chai. so painful. I found a new word on facebook today.
    After millions we have billions.
    After billions we have trillions
    After trillions we have Dzillions.
    aka dezeani. aka DZN 000 000 000 000 000
    The amount she stole and squandered is dizzying. How many hospitals denied? How many schools? How many boreholes? How many lives lost. how many potholes unfixed?

  15. Bolaji

    July 25, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    How can I get in touch with her? I want her to adopt me? If she has cancer, she might die soon. If she dies, as her child, I will get inheritance! 🙂

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