EFCC Recovers £2 million Jewelleries From Diezani And Omokore’s Wife

Former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke
Former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered jewelry worth over £2 million (N600million) from Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Minister of Petroleum, and the wife of a former ally of President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr Jide Omokore.

A top EFCC official was reported to have revealed that several other property were also recovered from the former oil minister, including a wrist watch valued at £600, 000 (N185 million).

Diezani is facing various graft allegations, including the “missing” $20 billion oil money, among other deals executed by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

She was interrogated at the Charing Cross Police Station in London last year when the United Kingdom National Crime Agency arrested her on allegations of bribery and money laundering.

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Also, EFCC official said, jewellery valued at £1.4 million (N407 million) was also recovered from Omokore’s wife after operatives raided her residence in Lagos.

Omokore is the chairman of Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Nigeria Limited, who was recently questioned by the EFCC in connection with multi-billion dollar petrol import and crude export deals. His company was allegedly awarded controlling stakes in two oil blocks OML 30 and 34, for just over $50 million each without due process by the Jonathan administration.


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