‘EFCC discovers Diezani, Aluko Dubai mansions’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to seize a mansion belonging to one of the oil contracts fraud suspects, Kola Aluko, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), The Nation reports.

According to the newspaper, the commission is also applying for the forfeiture of two houses belonging to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

Five luxury properties have also reportedly been traced to a former official of the defunct Oceanic Bank.

It was gathered that all the properties have been documented for forfeiture with the UAE government.

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A source said the assets have been located in the highbrow Jumeirah, which is the most expensive and exclusive area in Dubai.

The source added that two apartments linked with Alison-Madueke are marked as J5 Emirates Hills (30million Dirham) and E146 Emirates Hills valued at 44million Dirham.

A source in the commission said: “The EFCC still has a valid Mareva Injunction to freeze some foreign accounts and seize some assets linked with Diezani and her business associates in the United Kingdom and some jurisdictions.

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“Some of the offshore financial institutions, where accounts are frozen, include BNP Paribas (Switzerland), LGT Bank (Switzerland), Standard Chartered Bank (London),Barclays Bank (London), Standard Energy (Voduz, Switzerland), HSBC (London), Corner Bank (Lugano, Switzerland) and Deutsche Bank (Geneva).

“Besides the luxury properties traced to Diezani and Aluko in the US, we have identified more in Dubai.

“So far, we have commenced the process of ensuring the forfeiture of these assets by the suspects. The EFCC is also verifying the assets linked with Aluko’s business partner, Chief Jide Omokore in Dubai too.

“All the steps taken so far are in line with the relevant laws in the UAE and the six agreements signed with Nigeria when President Buhari went on official trip.”

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