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EFCC seizes N600m jewellery from Diezani, Omokore’s wife

27 April 2016, 15:11

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

Several other property were also recovered from the former oil minister, including a wrist watch valued at £600 000 (N185 million).

Also read:EFCC set to probe Madueke, NNPC

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

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

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.

Source: Daily Trust

- News 24


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