The caretakers of the properties belonging to the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke at No. 5 Raymond Street and No. 8 Thurnburn Street in Yaba, were no where to be found immediately the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The properties are among the 56 houses on which a Lagos Division of the Federal High Court placed an interim forfeiture for being allegedly bought between 2011 and 2013 valued at $22 million (or N3.3 billion).
EFCC has been directed by Justice Abdulaziz Anka to publish the order for interim forfeiture in any national newspaper and adjourned till September 8.
But at the next adjourned date, Emmanuel Bassey, counsel to the companies linked with the properties, said he had filed an application requesting the EFCC to serve it with the ex-parte application with which the Commission used to secure the interim order of forfeiture.
Anselm Ozioko, counsel to the EFCC, argued there was no such order mandating it to ‘serve the ex-parte order to the respondents.’
Source: ( Premium Times )