On wednesday, the Federal High Court in Lagos ordered the permanent forfeiture of 56 houses linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.
The houses, which are located in Lagos and Port Harcourt, were reported to have been acquired by the ex-minister between 2011 and 2013 using front companies.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission alleged that Diezani paid $21,982,224 for the properties, saying that it believed that the funds were proceeds from crime.
EFCC listed the properties to include 29 terraced houses comprising eight four-bedroomed penthouse apartments, six three-bedroomed apartments, two three-bedroomed maisonettes, two twin bedroomed apartments and one four-bedroom apartment.
Justice Abdulaziz Anka made the permanent forfeiture order.