The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said its fight against corruption has led to the recovery of a multi-million dollar house in the Asokoro District of Abuja owned by former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.
Also recovered from the former minister were jewelries and wristwatches while cash was recovered by EFCC operatives from the house of a former military chief.
The EFCC made this claim in a documentary titled “Nigeria Corruption: $10b in cash & assets recovered”, aired by Aljazeera.
According to the EFCC, the house, believed to have been bought with public funds allegedly stolen by Mrs. Alison-Madueke, is part of the $10.3billion worth of assets and cash recovered that had been stolen during the Goodluck Jonathan administration.
The report said the house is worth $18million with furnishings worth over $2million and boasts of a bulletproof gym.
Speaking during the documentary, the EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu, said the anti-graft agency under his watch has been able to take on a lot of big shots that were hitherto considered untouchable, in the three arms of the military and political class.
He also disclosed that in just one year, the EFCC has been able to record 164 convictions.
In response to allegations that the war against corruption was politically-motivated, Mr. Magu strongly denied the allegation saying, “No, not my EFCC, not the EFCC of today. We are not politicized. If there is an allegation against anybody, we will go after them”.