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Court freezes Diezani’s associates’ assets in Nigeria, US, UK

28 May 2016, 19:51

Abuja - A Federal High Court in Lagos has granted the Federal Government injunctions  freezing  assets and funds in and outside the country  traced to two Nigerian businessmen, Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore, as well as  their companies – Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Nigeria Limited (AEDC), Atlantic Energy Brass Development Limited (AEBD), Nation reports.

Omokore and Aluko are accused of benefiting from some shady transactions with the immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

They are also said to be indebted to the government to the tune of $1.8 billion.

Also read:INEC officials admit in receiving N120 million in Diezani bribe

Justice O. O. Oguntoyinbo, in an ex-parte ruling, granted injunctions restraining  the duo from dealing with the funds in some local and foreign banks and assets in Nigeria and abroad, pending the determination of a substantive suit filed by the Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN), Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Meanwhile eleven officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission who supervised the 2015 elections have been alleged to receiving N120 million of the N23 billlion in the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke corruption deal.

- News 24


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