EFCC close to putting Deziani behind bars

The Federal Government has continued its investigative probe of former Minister of Petroleum resources, Alison Deziani Madueke.

EFCC operatives are currently in Port Harcourt where it is believed Alison bought five choice houses using surrogates.

The EFCC also confiscated one of her buildings in Abuja. The building is estimated to worth N500 million naira.

This is the second house EFCC has confiscated from the Mrs. Alison Deziani. The first house confiscated in Abuja is estimated to worth N3.58billion.

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According to EFCC, the Port Harcourt houses are said to worth over N3 billion naira.

“Based on latest intelligence, we have been able to trace more choice assets to Mrs. Alison-Madueke in Port Harcourt.

“We have drafted more operatives in Rivers State.

“We have identified more than five of such assets but we need to verify the ownership by going through some documents before attaching the properties in line with our mandate.

“In the next one week, our team in Port Harcourt would have completed their assignment. We will then release the value of the assets.

“We are also on the trail of some accomplices who were used for the property deals.”

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“We are still working in collaboration with NCA in the UK.

“I think we are getting closer to the final leg of the Mrs. Alison-Madueke probe,” the source said.

Recall that the NCA in the UK arrested and quizzed Mrs. Alison-Madueke.

She was arrested along four others on October 2, 2015 for alleged bribery and corruption and money laundering.

The NCA later obtained permission from a Westminster Magistrate’s Court to seize 27,000 pounds from Mrs. Alison-Madueke and two other women.

Also the EFCC has interrogated three to five more suspects since the interrogation of Mrs. Alison-Madueke by the NCA.