Nigeria’s former Minister of Petroleum has been in the news recently after the initial corruption charges laid against her. The brouhaha over the magnitude of the charges laid against her seemed to have subsided in the media for a while now.
However, she has been in the news numerous times this week, with regards to the bribery scandals involving some INEC officials in Gombe State.
There is more news making the rounds at the moment that Diezani Allison-Madueke has been indicted for involvement in receiving a bribe in order to award contracts worth $1.5 billion.
The Financial Times is reporting that her assets, including a 200-foot yacht and a Manhattan Condominium worth $144 million, have been reportedly confiscated by prosecutors in the US.
According to the report, from 2011 to 2015, two Nigerians namely Kolawole Aluko and Olajide Omokore were allegedly involved in a conspiracy alongside others to bribe Diezani.
“The United States is not a safe haven for the proceeds of corruption.
“If illicit funds are within the reach of the United States, we will seek to forfeit them and to return them to the victims from whom they were stolen,” US assistant attorney-general, Kenneth Blanco, said.
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