EFCC Seizes $3 Million Wristwatches, Jewelry From Diezani, Omokore Wife

Diezani Alison-Madueke in image taken by TheBoss

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 Mr Jide Omokore, an ally of former President Goodluck Jonathan.

A top EFCC official told Daily Trust that several other property were also recovered from the former oil minister, including a wrist watch valued at £600, 000 (N185 million).

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

She was interrogated at the Charing Cross Police Station in London last year when the United Kingdom National Crime Agency arrested her on allegations of bribery and money laundering.

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.

Amosu was arrested in January by the EFCC over a multi-billion naira scam in arms procurement during his tenure as the air chief.

The EFCC seized an MRI worth N2.4 billion from Amosun in addition to over N2 billion cash and other assets it had retrieved from him.