A Federal court in Lagos has ordered the former minister of petroleum, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke to forfeit 2,149 pieces of jewellery and a gold customized iphone worth $40m

The forfeiture order was due to an ex parte application moved on Friday by a lawyer for the EFCC, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo.
Diezani Alison-Madueke ordered to forfeit her jewellery and customized gold ipone

The application, titled action in rem, had Diezani as the only defendant and it was filed pursuant to Section 17 of the Advance Fee Fraud and other related Offences Act No. 14, 2006.
The EFCC said in the application that it found and recovered the jewellery and the customised gold iPhone “on the premises of the respondent,” adding that it reasonably suspected that the former minister acquired them with “proceeds of unlawful activities.”
The judge adjourned till August 23, 2019 for further proceedings.