Another asset belonging to former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, worth over N500million has been confiscated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, according to a report in the Daily-Post.
A source said the property is believed to be at Frederick Chiluba Close in Asokoro District in Abuja.
“The asset is now placed under interim forfeiture until the court decides otherwise,” he added.
This is just as detectives have also been deployed in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, in the ongoing probe.
It is all part of the last lap of the investigation of the ex-minister by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in collaboration with the National Crime Agency in the United Kingdom.
The EFCC had earlier seized a mansion worth N3.58billion from the ex-minister, bringing it to about N4.08billion of assets believed to be hers.
The graft agency received intelligence report on the property allegedly acquired by Mrs. Alison-Madueke in Port Harcourt.
The properties under surveillance in Port Harcourt are said to be worth over N3billion
A top source in EFCC, told The Nation in confidence that: “Based on latest intelligence, we have been able to trace more choice assets to Mrs. Alison-Madueke in Port Harcourt. We have drafted more operatives in Rivers State.
“We have identified more than five of such assets but we need to verify the ownership by going through some documents before attaching the properties in line with our mandate.
“In the next one week, our team in Port Harcourt would have completed their assignment. We will then release the value of the assets.
“We are also on the trail of some accomplices who were used for the property deals.”
Responding to a question, the source said: “We are still working in collaboration with NCA in the UK. I think we are getting closer to the final leg of the Mrs. Alison-Madueke probe.”