EFCC recovers $153m, 80 assets Diezani

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has indicated that former Pertoleum Resources Minister Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke may soon be repatriated.

EFCC’s chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa said several cases surround the one-time minister, who has been living in the United Kingdom (UK) since 2014.

Bawa, spoke during a One-on-One interview on the the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) said $153 million and 80 properties have so far been seized from her.

Bawa said: “There are several cases surrounding that. As you may have read, I was part of that investigation, and we have done quite a lot. In one of the cases, we recovered $153 million; we have secured the final forfeiture of over 80 properties in Nigeria valued at about $80 million.

“We have done quite a bit on that. The other cases as it relates to the $115 million INEC bribery as the media has sensationalised it, is also ongoing across the federation.

“We are looking forward to the time when we will, maybe, have her in the country, and of course, review things and see what will happen going forward. The case has certainly not been abandoned.”

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