Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources, is no longer the woman she used to be. The multi-million dollar jewelry and multi-million dollar houses are fading into history as she comes to terms with the new realities of her life.
According to TheCable, Diezani’s UK property worth over £11 million now treated as “proceed of crime” and subject to forfeiture has made the ex-minister “step down” her taste as she now lives in a rented flat in the same London building housing the $2.8 million property allegedly bought for her by Jide Omokore and Kola Aluko, her business associates.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen accounts linked to the former minister, including those belonging to family members and known associates. This makes it virtually impossible for her to access money from any source and she is now living off the goodwill of those who still remember her.
Nigerian courts have already forced Alison-Madueke to forfeit her property at Banana Island, Lagos. It reportedly has 24 apartments, 18 flats and six penthouses valued at $37.5 million.
She was also recently forced to forfeit about N7.6 billion “hidden” in a Nigerian bank, in addition to the temporary forfeiture of property worth $21,392,224 across Nigeria.
Alison-Madueke is expected to report to the Charring Cross Police Station close to Trafalgar Square on September 20 as part of the conditions of her bail after her arrest by the British National Crime Agency in 2015.
BREAKING: Hoodlums Set Ojodu Police Station In Lagos Ablaze, Vehicles Destroyed
Hoodlums on Thursday morning set another facility belonging to the Nigeria Police Force on Fire in the Ojodu Berger axis of Lagos State, destroying properties worth several millions of naira.
No fewer than eight vehicles were destroyed in the inferno by the mob said to have been protesting police brutality and an end to bad governance.
Also, several shops housed by the facilities were torched down by the hoodlums with goods running to million destroyed.
It was learnt that some of the goods were also looted by the irate youths who were said to have been planning the arson since Wednesday morning.
Our correspondents gathered that the attack was prevented yesterday after the division called for more back up and mounted a roadblock to wade off the hoodlums.
As of the time of filing this report, officials of the Lagos State Fire are trying to put out the inferno.
BREAKING: Gunshots As Police, Army Arrive Stop Attempted Jailbreak At Ikoyi Prison [VIDEO]
Policemen and soldiers have arrived at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre in a bid to foil an attempted jailbreak.
A video sent to our correspondent by an eyewitness shows smoke billowing from parts of the center while inmates are seen running.
It was learnt that the prison authorities had immediately notified the police and the military authorities for backup.
The eyewitness, who wished to remain anonymous, said, “I can see them from my balcony at the moment. Soldiers and policemen have arrived. I saw prisoners throwing stones and I saw fire.
“A lot of the prison officials have gathered at the entrance of the prison while some of the inmates have retreated.”
Our correspondent also heard gunshots emanating from the prisons.
BREAKING: Buhari Presides Over Security Council Meeting
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), is currently presiding over a meeting of the National Security Council at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The meeting which started at about 11 am is holding amidst violence in parts of the country.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.); Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin; the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas, and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar are among those in attendance.
Also present are the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu; Director-General of the Department of State Services, Yusuf Bichi; and Director-General, National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Rufa’i.
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