Unbelievable!!! EFCC traces N47.2Billion, $487.5Million to ex-Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke

Embattled former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said it has traced at least N47.2Billion and $487.5Million in cash and properties to former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke.

“This followed painstaking investigations by operatives of the EFCC,” two staff of the anti-graft agency wrote in an article sent to PREMIUM TIMES.

The former Minister is also being investigated for corruption and money laundering in the United States and the United Kingdom.

The article, written by Tony Orilade and Aisha Gambari of the EFCC Media department reads:

By Tony Orilade & Aisha Gambari

From time immemorial, precious metals – gold, silver and sparkling stones such as diamonds have delighted women. Relationships have been built and destroyed, wars fought for and reconciliations cemented with gold and precious stones. Not too far back in history, Liberia was the theatre of war over Blood Diamonds.

Unlike Liberia however, the Nigerian nation is not at war. But, it seems Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, until recently, Minister of Petroleum Resources, going by the sheer amount of her acquisition of gold and diamonds, may have been fighting a spirited war against millions of compatriots who are heavily and unevenly yoked by crass poverty. To boot, the former minister is accused of having stolen – in broad daylight – the money that funded her acquisitive binge.

A search of one of Mrs. Alison-Madueke’s palatial residences in Abuja, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) turned up boxes of gold, silver and diamond jewellery, worth several million pounds sterling.

Apart from the jewellery, the EFCC, Nigeria’s foremost anticorruption agency, has traced N47.2 Billion and $487.5 Million in cash and properties to the former Minister of Petroleum Resources in Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.

The former minister who has been in London since the birth of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, has however continued to deny any financial misdeed. She insists she is being severely maligned and persecuted by the EFCC.

But, on the strength of weighty evidence placed before Nigerian courts, there are a string of judicial pronouncements ordering the forfeiture of all allegedly ill-gotten wealth to Mrs. Alison-Madueke’s former employers, the Federal Government of Nigeria.

One of the constitutional requirements to be appointed to public office in Nigeria, is the total declaration of all personal assets. It does seem like that provision was observed more in the breach by Mrs. Alison-Madueke.

The EFCC, in the course of investigation, traced another property valued at $37.5m to the former minister in Banana Island, Lagos. She was said to have purchased the 15-storey building, which comprises 18 flats and six penthouses, between 2011 and 2012from the developers, YF Construction and Real Estate.

The property was allegedly acquired in the name of a shell company, Rusimpex Limited, which is managed by one Afamefuna Nwokedim, Principal Partner, Stillwaters Law Firm, Lagos.

On August 7, 2017, Justice Chuka Obiozor, a vacation judge sitting at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, ordered the final forfeiture of a $37.5m (N11.75bn) (Eleven Billion, Seven Hundred and Fifty Million Naira) property on Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos allegedly belonging to Diezani Alison-Madueke.

The order followed an exparte application filed on July 17, 2017 by the EFCC.

At the last adjourned sitting on July 19, 2017, counsel to the EFCC, A.B.C. Ozioko, while moving the ex-parte application, had urged the court to order the forfeiture of the total sum of US$2, 740,197.96 and N84, 537,840.70 respectively found by the Commission in Rusimpex USD account No. 1013612486 domiciled in Zenith Bank Plc suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities. Ozioko had also urged the court to order an interim forfeiture of the assets and property. Ruling on the applications, Justice Obiozor had ordered the respondents- Deziani, Afamefuna Nwokedi and Rusimpex Limited- to show cause within 14 days why the properties should not be forfeited to the Federal Government.

The judge had further ordered the publication of the interim order in any national newspaper for the respondents or anyone who is interested in the property to appear before the court to show cause within 14 days why the final order of the property should not be made in favour of the Federal Government.

At the resumed hearing on August 7, counsel to the EFCC argued that the failure of the second and third respondent, Nwokedi and Rusimex meant that “they are not willing to contest the application”.

In his ruling, Justice Obiozor ordered the final forfeiture of the property to the Federal government, in view of the failure of any interested parties or persons to contest the interim forfeiture order as published in a national newspaper by the Commission. The court also ordered the permanent forfeiture of the sums of US$2, 740,197.96 and N84, 537,840.70 respectively realized as rent on the property.

But, by far the most numbing, record-shattering acquisitions of Alison-Madueke, is to be found in the ritzy, nouveaux riches playground of Banana Island, Lagos. It consists of two apartments at the Bella Vista Court.

The apartments which are Penthouses, are located on Block C-5, Flat 21, Plot 1, Zone N. For them, a $350 Million (Three Hundred and Fifty Million US Dollar) hole was allegedly dug in the Nigerian treasury on November 22, 2011, by Ms. Alison-Madueke.

Also in Lagos, Ms. Alison-Madueke allegedly bought a block of six units serviced apartments at Number 135 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, just a few hundred metres away from the EFCC zonal operations hub. The apartment has a standby power generating set, sporting facilities, play ground and a water treatment plant. The property was bought at the rate of N800 Million (Eight Hundred Million Naira) on January 6, 2012.

Other properties in Yaba, Lagos, also discovered by the eagle eyes of the Commission’s operatives, are located at number 7, Thurnburn Street and 5, Raymond Street. The Thurnburn Street property consists of 21 mixed housing units of eight 4-bedroom apartments, two penthouse apartments of 3-bedrooms each and six 3-bedroom (all en-suite) terrace apartments.

The Raymond Street property is made up of two en-suite 2-bedroom apartments and one 4-bedroom apartment.

The Yaba, Lagos properties, which dug a deep hole of an eye-popping N1 Billion (One Billion Naira), were paid for on May 30, 2012. The same day Alison-Madueke splashed N900 million for the Port Harcourt estate.

In Lekki Phase one, an upscale neighbourhood of Lagos, operatives found a twin four-bedroom duplex. The duplex is located on Plot 33, Block 112, Lekki Peninsula Residential Scheme Phase 1, Lekki, Lagos, with an estimated value of over N200 Million (Two Hundred Million Naira).

Also in Lagos, a large expanse of land at Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos has also been traced to the former Petroleum Resources Minister. The land, which is located in Oniru Chieftaincy Family Private Estate, Lekki peninsular, Lagos and currently being utilized as a dumping site, was bought on February 16, 2012, for N135 Million (One Hundred and Thirty- Five Million Naira).

Plot 8, Gerard Road Ikoyi, Lagos, another property traced to Mrs. Alison-Madueke, is a penthouse on the 11th Floor in the Block B Wing of the building. It was bought for N12 Million (Twelve Million Naira) on December 20, 2011.

On Plot 10, Frederick Chiluba Close, in the serene, upscale Asokoro district of Abuja, lies a tastefully built and finished duplex. In the compound, there are also a Guest Chalet, Boy’s Quarters, an elegant swimming pool, fully equipped sports gym and a host of other amenities.

Investigators have discovered that the property acquired by the ex-minister in December, 2009, at the cost of N400 Million (Four Hundred Million Naira) was never declared in any of the asset declaration forms filed by Mrs. Alison-Madueke.

Also linked to the former Minister in Abuja is a mini estate at Mabushi, Abuja. The estate located on Plot 1205, Cadastral Zone B06, Mabushi Gardens Estate, houses 13 three bedroom terrace houses, each with one bedroom en-suite maid’s quarters. It was purchased on April 2, 2012 at the princely sum of N650 Million (Six Hundred and Fifty Million Naira).

In Aso Drive, Maitama, Abuja, Mrs. Alison-Madueke reportedly acquired a 6-bedroom en-suite apartment made up of three large living rooms, two bedroom Guest Chalets, two bedroom Boys Quarters, two lock up garages and a car park. It was bought on July 20, 2011 for N80 Million (Eighty Million Naira).

Down South in Nigeria’s oil city of Port Harcourt, the former minister’s acquisitive appetite took her to Heritage Court Estate, located on Plot 2C, Omerelu Street, Diobu Government Residential Area, Phase 1 Extension, Port Harcourt.

The Estate which is made up of 16 four bedroom terrace duplexes is equipped with among other facilities, a massive standby power generating set. Mrs. Alison-Madueke did not blink as she shelled out N900 Million (Nine Hundred Million Naira) for it on May 30, 2012.

In neighbouring Bayelsa State, an apartment with two blocks of flats, all en-suite, and with a Maid’s Quarters were also traced to her. The house located on Goodluck Jonathan Road, Yenagoa, is sitting on a large expanse of land. Realtors spoken to by EFCC investigators have placed estimated values running into hundreds of millions of Naira on the property. The apartments have four living rooms, eight bedrooms and gold-plated furniture.

Aside from jewelry and property, Mrs. Alison-Madueke, EFCC operatives charge, has N23,446,300,000 and $5milion (about N1.5billion) in various Nigerian banks.

Based on evidence presented by the Commission before the court, Justice Muslim Suleiman Hassan on January 6 2017, ordered the funds’ temporary forfeiture to the federal government.

The EFCC again, on January 24, 2017, urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to order the forfeiture of yet another N9 billion allegedly laundered by some bank officials for Alison-Madueke.

A month later, on February 16, 2017, Justice Hassan ordered the final forfeiture to the federal government, of N34 Billion naira which has been traced to the former minister.

Earlier in May 2016, the sum of over $100 Million (One Hundred Million US dollars) were traced to the accounts of several Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) staffers, who were allegedly bribed by Alison-Madueke to compromise Nigeria’s 2015 general elections.

Justice Mohammed B. Idris of the Federal High Court, sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, on April 27, 2017, ordered the final forfeiture of the bribe money traced to one staff of INEC, Christian Nwosu, who was arraigned on April 5, 2017.

In the course of the trial, Mr. Nwosu pleaded guilty to receiving the sum of N30 Million (Thirty Million Naira) from Mrs. Alison-Madueke. Upon his confession, the court ordered the final forfeiture of his landed property situated at Okpanam, Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State. Also forfeited by Mr. Nwosu to the federal government was the cash sum of N5 Million (Five Million Naira).

Going by the continued unearthing of hard-to-ignore evidences of unexplained acquisitions, coupled with Justice Chuka Obiozor’s rulling on the final forfeiture of a $37.5m (N11.75bn) (Eleven Billion, Seven Hundred and Fifty Million Naira) to the federal government, ex-minister Alison-Madueke’s evidence-free counter-charge, that she is a victim of EFCC persecution, may be ringing hollower and hollower.

Orilade and Gambari are officers of the Public Affairs Directorate of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.


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  • George

    Why unbelievable because she is from the oil region who isn’t supposed to touch any money.

    IBB was only Nigeria government employee he is richer than some Africa countries, so also OBJ, ATIKU, TINUBU, ABUBAKAR, BUHARI, SARAKI, AND many more.

    Repeating same stories and same building just to over paint the lady black useless people by the way when did EFCC staffs started writing anticlines.

    • Julius

      Good for you for standing up for a woman who contributed to your worthless and miserable life. Your living in a swamp with feces flowing by everyday is what you deserve.

    • tundemash

      Oloshi monkey, is Denziani supposed to loot your destiny and that of your generation unborn?

    • Emeka

      Die by fire!

      • Uzoma John

        Don’t mind that good-for-nothing nincompoop called George. He is sick.

    • Sam

      Go and borrow some sense please.

    • James Ojapa

      You forgot ty danjuma who is richer than nigeria. What of alakija the hairdresser cum richest woma in the world

      • Charles River

        You ignorance is appalling, Danjuma is a thief quite ok but he is not richer than Nigeria. We are worth more than 2 trillion dollars. The world richest Man is worth less than a 100 billion dollars.

    • band olu

      So bcos she’s from d oil region she should be stealing money! are pple from d oil region thieves??…She is not being painted black, d woman is a damn crook…

      • ibsoken

        Yes, at least she is from oil producing state. What about those who are not from there but stole merciless from there.

        • band olu

          Who are they? mention their names..

          • ibsoken

            Tinibu, babangida, Atiku, Abdulsalam, obasanjo and the rest.

        • tundemash

          wow ! Which law covers you to loot because you are from a certain region ? Why did you not go to London to make that submission when your rogue mentor Ibori was jailed ?????? So they have a right to loot your destiny just because you are from same region ?

          • ibsoken

            There is no such a law but either is there a law that says that anti corruption war should be selective, sensational and sentimental.

  • tundemash

    Magu is making his confirmation more difficult by the rogues at the Senate at the rate at which he’s tackling corruption.

    • Sanssouci

      Yup and I blame that on Buhari’s laxity, why allow someone to act and prove himself for over 6 months before sending his name for confirmation? Ibrahim Lamorde was confirmed less than 2 months after being nominated. Even Magu in his heart must be frustrated and feel betrayed wondering why his boss allowed things to get totally out of hand. This type of write ups from EFCC staff themselves is a first (at least for me) and a testament to that frustration boiling inside. Many people argue that he can do the job even without confirmation, I beg to disagree, how can you be focused on such a monumental job and still be worried daily of various schemes and plots to torpedo you? Magu has not been treated fairly by his employers, not at all.

      • tundemash

        Even if he is confirmed, he can still be torpedoed so that argument does not hold. Senate can hold unto their confirmation, Magu is focussed. My first submission up their was sarcasm at the roguish Senate for your information.

        • Sanssouci

          If Magu were so focused and sure footed he wouldn’t use the press this much. The Egmont debacle was as a result of incessant leaks that were termed “unprofessional”.

  • objective

    What this woman has, might just be child’s play when compared with what some of the thieves still in the corridor of power have. Oh my country! !!!

    • James Ojapa

      It even is child’s play. She is just a scapegoat

  • CEO

    Wow!! EFCC officials now write breaking news for Premium Times. This is a new dawn on anti corruption fight. Quite interesting, now we expect the presidency to write on David Babachir grass cutting contract scam, the military would write on Boko Haram, the police then would write on crime fighting, the Presidential Advisory Commission Against Corruption(PACAC) then writes on their indicted member commodore Umoru and so on. Premium Times so called “investigative journalism” has taken a new turn. The fight against corruption must be fought in its totality, and not by any kind of facade.
    Let us fight corruption and beat corruption for our own good.

    • Aloa Akan

      Who do you think you’re ‘doing’? Mtchew! You’re doing yourself

    • Höly Wähala

      Don’t Magu’s distractions, this is diverting attention fro the demand by the AGF for him to turn over the files of ex-Govs and Senates whose crimes exceed N50million according to the Constitution and EFCC Act… he wants to be seen as fighting and exposing corruption, this is deja vu with propaganda here and at SaharaReporters. Notice he has stopped discovering orphaned monies in abandoned luggages and shopping malls, that whistle-blowers have stopped blowing their whistles to Magu since that botched Ikoyi raid? Magu and PT are clowns to be forgotten.

    • AryLoyds


  • I wouldn’t be surprised if some people, particularly that constitutional SAN, come up with some kind of explanation to defend Diezani Alison Madueke.

    More importantly, the question I keep asking, which EFCC need to address, is where are the collaborators. It is not possible for Diezine to loot these significant amount without other people being involved. As long as these collaborators are not dealt with this country will revert back to Jonathan days as soon as a different party comes to power.

    • Aloa Akan

      The collaborators have been arraigned since. Jide Omokore and Kola Aluko, only that your court of law is dragging their issues.

  • Tunde

    Chai! Jesu! This woman is a disgrace to the female specie! Oluwa mi o!

  • James Ojapa

    Where is the 90 billion dollars efcc claimed she returned. So it is two apartments shE owns in the banana island complex. Efcc should go a step further to ascertaining the owners of the other flats and even the building itself

    • El Patron

      Show me when and where EFCC claimed diezani returned 90 billion dollars. It’s nobody’s fault that you patronize mushroom blogs for your fake news my brother

      • Zygote

        Leave him alone, he has smoked again!

    • tundemash

      Stop being greedy with the weed , pass it round !

      • sunny sunny

        All these arguments and counter arguments; no reasonable points has been noticed. If any of you think revolution be it religious, political or economic will take place, that person is joker. Just watch and see.

  • free will

    Senate, confirm Magu.

    • PolyGon2013


  • Gary

    EFCC has finally ditched leaking stories to friendly media and outrightly writing straight up news stories by an inhouse media team -Wonderful!

    Forget the basic rules of journalism like verification and corroboration and just hand over the copy to Premium Times, hitherto an award-winning news site, for publication verbatim.
    It has to be true because the EFCC said so. And same EFCC refuses to bring Diezani to trial for her massive heist.
    Pray tell, in the era of “fake news” is this the trend for journalism in Nigeria? Are we now going to blur the lines between propaganda and old-fashioned investigative journalism on which a news medium stakes its credibility? Instead of having the anti-corruption agency of the government now writing and submitting stories for publication? Really?
    Ibrahim Magu is increasingly desperate to cling to his job that he now has a full-fledged media team writing stories about his perceived looters of the Nigerian treasury. No more pretended about trial by media via third parties; it’s all in-house now. Write the copy and PT will just run with it. Might help them save costs too since they can sack the regular reporters covering the EFCC.
    What’s next, Mr. Magu, will soon set up a judicial arm of EFCC to try and write judgments on its cases since the regular courts to play ball seem in no hurry to send people to jail merely on your say-so.
    Just when you think we have reached rock bottom, our people come up with new ideas to dig Nigeria further into the mud.

    PS This is no defense of the alleged shenanigans of the erstwhile Oil Minister. Let her have her day in a court of law.
    Rather than this assault on due process and this vile resort to undermining the sacred rules of journalism in pursuit of partisan political propaganda to divert public attention to the abdication of duty by our obviously incapacitated President in London.
    Una dey try. Now over to the BMC to run with this story across all media platforms. That should take focus away from the tear/gassing of Charly Boy and his protesters in Abuja and London.

    • El Patron

      Even if everything else is false, is it not public knowledge that at least one item in that list is correct? You mean to tell me you are not aware that a judge has just ordered the final forfeiture of her $37.5m banana island property to the FG? Oh and it was an Igbo judge by the way for those who are tribalistic. My brother if you don’t have what to say go and blow whistle

      • ibsoken

        Is she the only corrupt public servant who has property outside nigeria? What about Baratai, Atiku, Tinibu and what have you?

        • El Patron

          Justice must start from somewhere brother. Let me tell you something, I am an urhobo man from delta State. I am very happy that Ibori, a fellow urhobo man was convicted and imprisoned in London. I am happy for all the thieves in my state and my Niger delta to be caught and punished even if yoruba and hausa thieves haven’t been caught yet. My reason is very simple; I live in warri and I travel round to PH a lot. I know the amount of lives that have been lost in our area because of these thieves. Yet they are still being supported by our people to continue stealing. I don’t live in sokoto, in fact the closest I have been to the north is Abuja just 4 or 5 times in my life. I DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE NORTH. If their leaders wanna steal them blind and leave them for dead, that’s their problem. I believe very strongly that one day we will have full resource control in the Niger Delta and when that happens we need honest men and women to bring true development and not crooks like Ibori, Uduaghan, Okowa, Tompolo, Ayiri etc. Can you imagine if we had full resource control today and Okowa had maybe 10 times the money he has now do you really think he will spend the money developing the state or he will steal it with his cronies because there is nothing like Justice?

          • Owejah

            This is the type of comment designed to reach the heart! Even if some deranged people still say ‘Go to hell’, the right chord has been struck! @ El Patron, God bless you real good.

          • PolyGon2013


          • ojaolorisha

            Who cares, we all Nigerians. Let it be that way and keep Nigeria one as a task.

          • ibsoken

            Agreed. My problem with this administration is that it is selective about its anti corruption war. It is creating the impression that certain individuals from a certain ethnic group or region have the right to steal and get away with, while other people from other regions or ethnic groups are not. Such obfuscation of fundamental national issues with ethnic or sectional sentiments is what fueling secessionist agitations across the country. The perpetrators need to realize that there’s a limit to what they are doing. People are increasingly getting disgruntled with them and if they don’t stop, Nigeria will soon be a history. I am in support of all embracing anti corruption war and tackling of national issues without ethnic, sectional or religious sentiments. I pray that your dream for resource control will come pass! It will be a liberation not only to niger delta, but also to the entire country. Bless you

        • PolyGon2013

          We will deal with her and use her as an example to deter other people. from stealing. As for those that you mentioned, don’t worry, just ask the next government to probe them. That is all. By the way, we have got to start from somewhere.

          • ibsoken

            You don’t do that on media. Why her? Why not obasanjo, Tinibu, Babangida?

        • ojaolorisha

          You refused to mention Goodluck Godwin and his family and friends included.

        • tundemash

          You sound like an armed robber who would query why he was caught when there are other armed robbers not caught yet.

      • Gary

        But they were equally so sure about Dasuki’s guilt and the billions he diverted. Social media platforms and email chain mail was full of stories and even pie charts of how Sambo Dasuki stole $2B plus Abacha Loot.
        Two years later, what is the status of the Dasuki trial? Just what is holding up the trial and surefire conviction of the man designated as a rogue before the world? He’s not in London nor a fugitive from justice so why is the case making no headway and Dasuki a no-show in court? Or we don’t have a right to ask questions and just swallow anything the media team at the EFCC puts out?
        We are simply tired of these stories about how Diezani, Dasuki and their cousins stole money. Sounds like a broken record and rings hollow when they cannot be tried and convicted in a court of law rather than manipulating the media to convict them by public opinion. That’s propaganda and not justice.

        • El Patron

          Perhaps you mistake Nigeria for USA or some other country with a strong judiciary. Cynthia Osokogu was murdered in 2012, the killers were caught immediately and yet the trial took 5 years, they were only sentenced 2 months ago. ALUU 4, the 4 UNIPORT boys that were killed a la jungle justice style in ALUU I believe also in 2012 or 2011, the verdict was just reached last week. I can go on and on about murder cases where the defendants are broke people yet the case took half decade. You want to compare that to defendants in corruption cases who have money in billions of dollars? Are you joking? How many SAN’s do you think they will hire? How many technical adjournments? These are guys who know how to beat our already weak and useless judicial system. Ibori my ex gov was acquitted twice in Nigeria before going on to plead guilty of far lesser crimes in UK. This is not a joke, nor is it propaganda. You can hate Buhari and APC all you want but facts are facts. As for Dasuki, I hope you are aware that he doesn’t deny that he collected the billions of dollars he is accused of taking. His own defence is that he took it under the instructions of oga at the top and so he should be left alone and oga at the top made to answer instead, since he was only following orders. That’s my best guess as to why that case is stalling. Powers that be are shielding the biggest fish in this scheme. I won’t call his name

          • Anasieze Donatus

            You are a great mind despite been from Niger Delta.To you a spade is a spade

          • Gary

            Justice is justice anywhere in the world. When it suits this regime and its supporters, they cite Venezuela and some of the worst tyrannical regimes to excuse the actions of the Buhari government. And even the US whose justice system you say should not be compared to ours. There are cases in the US system that take decades to go through the court system, ESPECIALLY for capital offence.

            It is reasoning like yours that provides the self-serving justification for detentions without trial and the disobedience of court orders by this regime.
            You cannot have it both ways, Nigeria is either a democracy or a fascist state.
            In a democracy respect for the rule of law and due process for all citizens at all times is simply not optional.

          • El Patron

            Which capital case took 5 years to resolve in the US? Mind you we are not talking about cases where they look for the suspect for 5years or even 20years before trial starts. I’m talking about cases where suspects were caught immediately yet trial took over 5 years. I would like to know of such case in the US pls. As for detaining against court order, I’m very pro detaining dasuki forever because he has enough money to destabilize the whole African continent let alone Nigeria. However I’m very anti illegally detaining freedom fighters like Nnamdi Kanu.

      • Elvis E. Obaro-Akporo

        Publish details of the judgement by the judge who ordered the forfeiture of properties. Too many people are not aware of this judgement.

        • Ogbu

          Your bigotry will not allow you read, even When published

          • Elvis E. Obaro-Akporo

            Little brains get carried away without analysing allegations before they buy in with their small brains because of very little knowledge.

    • Sanssouci

      I’ve been one of the biggest Magu critics for showboating, even the Egmont group suspension was due to this “unprofessional” conduct. But u know I blame Buhari more than Magu. The chap didn’t stand a chance, this is his own way of staying alive, very unnecessary had we had a strong president

  • design

    Execute this monkey now or I will retroactively hang her once I am in charge, A message must be sent here. Wiwa did not even do this yet he was sent to the gallows. She is a dead meat once I am in charge.

    • ibsoken

      Not only her, but also Atiku, Obasanjo, Babangida, Abdulsalam, Sambo, Tinubu and the rest.

      • design

        I agree. But why do we always go back to bring others into the discussion either to obfuscate issues with tribal or sectional sentiments. Let’s deal with these criminal elements by hanging each one at a time. Just wait until I assume office in 2019. They will all be executed.

        • ibsoken

          Great! That’s exactly one of the grossest sin of the current administration, obfuscating issues such as herdsmen attack and anti corruption war with tribal or sectional sentiments. You will be my hero if you are able to undo this. Thanks

          • Ogbu

            ..because fulani are killing the govt should allow people steal?

          • ibsoken

            Nope! Is just that they are selective about the anti corruption war. By the way why is the government turning blind eye to the herdsmen killings if not for its ethnic sentiment?

    • Elvis E. Obaro-Akporo

      Mean the pen of premium times can turn your head without questioning. Try use your own logical questions before concluding. If u were made a crime officer, won’t you pen some questions down for you to follow before arriving at conclusion? You have just said if you are given power you will use it without consulting the law.

      • design

        Law is what has rendered Nigeria and Nigerians inept for more than half a century. You can keep the law or invite the White man to come back. But he wont..you are too far gone. You are satisfied with the status quo…I am NOT.

  • FirecloudOFGOD

    IBORI, What a man can do, a woman can do better!
    Do you agree?

    • tonto

      Oh yes. And fake Pastor or if you like ex-Pastor Osinbajo has refused to announce the owner of $43m monies found as CASH in Ikoyi. I am sure were Ms Diezanni my Princess named as the owner, fake Pastor and fake Professor Osinbajo would have made the findings of the secret inquiry public. And sure PremiumTime would have published asap

      • ojaolorisha

        What are the evidence of what you are talking about? I don’t know i am just asking you.Are you fake too? Adage says only the a thief can trace the footstep of their fellow thieves on a rocky mountain. Did Osibanjo says he knows who the founded monies belongs to and refused to mention? Why would independent Premium Time refused to publish if the evidence is glaring? Just asking if you know and don’t just talk. Kind of fake too and no facts.

      • Peaceometer

        How does money found in Ikoyi has personal effect on the professor of law, a loyal assistant, a prudence man who in two years have worked much more than any vice-president Nigeria every has.

      • Ogbu

        you sure knew nothing about That story otherwise you will not say such

    • Peaceometer

      Yes ooooooooooooooo

  • TDaniels2

    Serious questions need to be asked as to how this woman out f the 4 women GEJ’s administration was able to steal so much . How porous is the Nigerian government treasury? Where was the coordinating minister of economy, iweala okonjo, the auditor general, etc? Where were the checks & balances?

    • Elvis E. Obaro-Akporo

      You are asking reasonable questions that some won’t think about before saying she should die in jail, even when she is not yet in jail.

    • Peaceometer

      Jonathan government was a disaster and eye opener.

  • Pat

    When will acting president of Nigeria fix a date for secession referendum? I mean Biafrexit!

    • Scatter

      No need for referendum. It would be a waste of good money given IPOB’s support among the Igbo. The quit Notice by Arewa Youths is simple and free!

      • Dan maikoko

        Kicking Biafrans out of other parts of nigeria is not the same as letting biafra go. Though if biafrans will voluntarily withdraw from all parts of nigeria there will be no reason for nigerians to resist their demand for secession . There are mechanisms the biafrans should activate to show they are serious about their demands and failure to activate these has caused others to doubt the biafran intentions.

        • Peaceometer

          I expect them to leave and occupy biafra land.

    • Peaceometer

      If you really want biafra, go to war. If you can’t go to war just leave as was declared.

    • Ogbu

      Next week

  • North/West Allies

    This woman should die in jail

    • PolyGon2013

      She will. But her people would start threatening Nigeria because they will claim that it was their oyel money!

    • Elvis E. Obaro-Akporo

      Which jail did you put her that she should die there? Are you one of those Buhari decieved to get power? Is Buhari listening to you now? Do you believe in Buhari’s propaganda machines? Nigeria as a country has never saved such amount of money in their reserve before, not even half of that amount. They want you to belive that the lady made you to be suffering and take blames from themselves the APC leadership.

      • Peaceometer

        How would Nigeria safe such amount when individuals like Deziani, Aluko, Jide, and legislative have shared so much illegally

      • Ogbu

        you cant say Somthing reasonable in your life time

        • Tunsj

          The guy is a CLOWN.

  • Emily

    What is unbelievable in the fact that $400m has been traced to Ms Madueke? Did MKO Abiola not steal from ITT in connivance with Obasanjo between 1976 and 1979? Does legal income of Babangida, Abdulsalami, Obasanjo and Jonathan and other thieves like past, present and future state Governors justify the property they have and all Hill-Top sprawling mansions of IBB, OBJ & Abdulsalami in their home states? Is this BELIEVABLE? PT should give Nigerians a break. What is unbelievable is that we have a sick, ineffectual, weak and clueless President who has abdicated his responsibility for over 90days and has not step his feet on Nigerian soil. In which other nation on earth will this happen? The Editors of PT should be asking themselves this question and writing Editorials to pressure the so called National assembly of thieving men and get someone to do the right thing – impeach the president, and not this focus on Diezanni Madueke so as to divert attention from Boko Haram’s attack on a Biafran Church.

    • Peaceometer

      You should ask Jonathan why he refused to probe government before him and build the country on foundation of truth and togetherness instead of building the thieves.

    • Ogbu

      Your Mumu never do. When you become a leader you can do as you like. Bigot.

    • laufinggas

      Boko Haram Attack on a Biafran Church, are you saying that the Boko haram from the northern states, passed through Abuja, Nassarawa, Kogi, Enugu, Ebonyi, Benue without any traces of attack and only for them to attack in Anambra, please who is using your brain to play hide and seek

  • Tayo

    I wonder if this woman have conscience. Considering what average Nigerians go through before we can feed, buy clothes, pay children school fee and have a roof over our head. Yet someone is splashing money around Nigeria with business associate. So Dangote is even poor when we compare his net with to Madam Deziani? May God help our country. We were surprised hearing the huge amount of money she stole, we should not be surprised when a SAN come up for her defence, and one Judge will rule in her favour. Our country has become a place where criminals have their way through poor court processes. A place where system is not working. A place where CAMA has refused to pay back in full to all those who basterdises our present and future.

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Diezani Alison Madueke, will continue to face unimaginable suffering for the rest of her miserable life with more and more explosive corruption crimes revelations coming out day after day.Anyway, rest assure that Ms.Diezani Alison Madueke, surely can not escape bribery and money laundering charges she is facing from the National Crime Agency, London,UK. Certainly, she is going down for the crimes and going into the penitentiary.

  • government

    Good work.Why are her predecessors not being investigated.

    • band olu

      A driver was caught speeding he asked d police why they did not stop d drivers who were speeding ahead of him…

      • government

        Why are other “thieves” not being caught.

        • band olu

          We should ask Jonathan why he refused to catch them…

        • Peaceometer

          It’s turn by turn every file cannot be open in one day.

        • tundemash

          Ask Dumbo Jo what he was doing for 6 years he could catch those other thieves ! I gues, in your warped mind, Lawrence Anini would have been right to query why he was caught when other armed robbers haven’t been caught.

        • laufinggas

          Jonathan Ruled for Six years if he had meant well for this country he would have at least prosecuted some people for corruption in his regime, because he cannot tell me that through out his six year he couldn’t point to at least 1 individual that was corrupt

      • Elvis E. Obaro-Akporo

        Your theory mean those who stole years back should be free and only new ones police should concentrate on?

        • band olu

          Not really, what i mean is this govt should concentrate on d govt they took over from & previous govts should have done d same…

          • Anasieze Donatus


        • laufinggas

          No that is not the theory but what he is saying is that, when you catch a thief, and thief start saying what about other that have been stealing before is that an excuse for the thief to be set free. as far as i am concerned i don’t trust any politician in Nigeria, they are all have their dirty side, but once one is caught you use that one has an example for others to learn from.

    • Michael

      I think she should rot in hell, but I’m curious-very curious- as to why the government has not begun extradition proceedings. This government and incompetence go hand in hand.

      • Elvis E. Obaro-Akporo

        Do you believe the government that came with propaganda and still want to continue to hold on to power with popaganda? have you given judgement as to rot in hell? Mean the nation does not have constitution and judiciary to do their work?

        • Peaceometer

          It’s propaganda that she’s facing corruption charges in London.
          It’s propaganda that she indicated Aluko and Jide, it’s propaganda that banana island building was placed on temporary forfeiture, it’s propaganda that it was finally fulfilled to federal government. Really, you are a propagandist yourself. Sai Bhuari till 2023.

    • Peaceometer

      Ask Jonathan

      • dele20

        Jonathan is the door-key to corruption, every is a politicalthief

    • tundemash

      Because stealing was no corruption according to Dumbo Jo.

  • Nwakibeya

    Mr Magu is desperate to keep his job.

    • Cornelius Jelili Ajibola Olanr

      So this is the only reason you can make in all these. Sincerely your brain is very shallow. I feel so sorry when some of these. Ipob guys open their mouth to talk, you’ll always be disappointed. So you think Mr Magu should have kept quiet

    • Peaceometer

      Am so sorry for you!

      • Yego V

        So do I

    • tundemash

      And the London MET police investigating her too want to keep their jobs. Your stup1dity is Aba-made !

  • DrOye

    The only logical explanation I can think of for someone to steal and stockpile these amounts of money is if they were planning to fund a war…….and there really was a president full of buffoonery.

  • Tommy Soto

    Sanusi tried to tell us about the looting!!!!!! Most of that money is parked in western banks.

    “‘Missing $20 billion’: Nigerian Senate clears Alison-Madueke, says no money missing

    May 28, 2014 Premium Times


    The Senate committee says suspended CBN Governor Sanusi lied

    The Nigerian Senate has rejected claims by the suspended governor of the Central Bank, Lamido Sanusi, that at least $20 billion (N3.2 trillion) in oil receipts were not paid into the government treasury by state oil company, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.

    The Senate’s finance committee, which probed the allegation, said Wednesday it found no evidence indicating that the huge sum was diverted or stolen, and described Mr. Sanusi’s claim as “incorrect” and “misleading”.

    “There was never any unremitted $49.8 billion,” the committee headed by Ahmed Makarfi, said. The report will be discussed on a later date by the entire Senate”

  • Shift Luther

    extradite her and charge her

    • tundemash

      She’s got money laundering case in London too so UK won’t release just yet !

      • Shift Luther

        you honestly believe she has a case in UK?

  • George

    90 Billion Dollars was recovered from this woman yet yeye Buhari and that moron Osinbaju still borrowing.

    Look at the gate in front of that house in the pictures that is what all these monies mentioned will afford.

    All thieves need to be jail but we must start from the first thieves whether living or dead; Awolowo, OBJ, IBB, TINUBU, ATIKU, DANJUMAN, down to this small thief lady.

    Where did ADENUGA got the money to established GLO.

    God punish you all morons.

    • tundemash

      Monkey , what was Dumjo Jo doing for 6 years he didn;t probe those you mentioned ? Oloshi, did you tell the London Court, all these other people must be jailed before your mentor Ibori is jailed ?????

      • dele20

        The guy “George” has to stoned by much comment,

    • NaijaMango

      Has adenuga ever been a public servant? Jeez! Has your brain been looted as well? Are there no billionaires richer than Adenuga doing legit biz?
      You probably haven’t taken breakfast due to poverty but you can easily defend a pilferer because she’s from your region. Kontinu

      • dele20

        I wonder oo, the guy “George” must be a drunk, his comment sounds like that of an insect, I wonder how low is his brain capacity

    • Anagafo Mike

      How can you believe $90bn was recovered from one person? What was Nigeria’s total income that such an amount can be recovered from one person? If you cannot detect the lie in this information, then you cannot see a skyscraper standing alone.

      • dele20

        So,if for more than such amount to be generated as Nigeria’s income is strange to you, it shows you are a kobonaire, stop living in a village,you can reside in a nearby city, that’s my piece of advice to you

    • deri best

      So u believe dem abi—–this particular article was penned by a Yoruba writer with efcc and another fulanis woman writer————————-and u expect them to WRITE IN PRAISE OF AN IJAW WOMAN ABI?—–WAS DAVID WEST NOT GIVEN THE SAME TREATMENT BY THE TRIPOD–

    • dele20

      You are senseless, if not, you never care to blame the political arm robber “Diezani Alison” but you are here blaming PMB upon the effort on the money recovered, your comment is really unwelcome

      You are a confirmed hater, a Nigeria’s enemy of progress

    • dele20

      Don’t forget to blame your uncle GEJ ” the door-key to corruption”

  • Dick Fosa

    PDP will deny as usual. Upon all these atrocities they are still dreaming of ruling and ruining Nigeria soonest. We are waiting for the morons.

    • dele20

      This is undeniable for PDP

  • deri best aka BURNING SPEAR

    We are unable to post your comment because you have been banned by Premium Time

    • Igwebuike

      Why was he/ she banned

  • Igwebuike

    I can only believe all this trash until when this govt publiishes the owners of all properties in Ikoyi and banana island. Why must we commend EFCC for being able to find the property of only one woman. Common all political Office holders in Nigeria arè all wortmore than their income. Lopsided fight

  • Okokondem

    It’s not surprising that you, Nigerians would be attracted to this headline that is polarizing and presents opportunities for inter tribal vilification. My southwestern brethren have converged en masse to pounce. The story is about a citizen of the Nigerian region they love to hate.

    While I would not dare to be an apologist for anyone who has served in a Nigerian government, in any capacity and at any level, including madam former oil minister, I do however believe that there is a more impactful, more consequential news report posted by Premium Times this morning that unfortunately is not attracting nearly as much attention from all of you as this one designed to polarize.

    Here’s the headline if you are interested :

    “How Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan govts allegedly squandered N11 trillion electricity fund – SERAP”

    • Franklyn Justin

      This APC 419 government is using this to distract the masses from their woefully failed regime, call it garbage in garbage out, bokoharam patron

  • Olatubosun

    This woman is a professional armed robber

    • Franklyn Justin

      Ur mother is a lunatic, madueke collected our money and it’s gone, Yoruba and Hausa are our parasites, it’s our oil, our money.

      • Olatubosun

        Your mother and your father are lunatic…..
        Infact, they are both receiving treatment in psychiatric hospital…

        • Emmie

          but na how u take know say them dey psycho hospital ….. and the truth be say dem dey work and you know even know or see dem before .. abeg na who be the psycho here …. me just wan know ni o o

      • dele20

        Senseless you have forgotten that your uncle GEJ is the chief political arm robber, he is the door-key to corruption

    • Tunsj

      What about Chief Professional Armed Robber?

  • George

    If Buratusia could owed two properties in Dubai why is it a sin for sister DIAZEA to own even ten building in USA.

    Burarise is from desert good for nothing moron looking sicken man God will punish you all.

  • dele20

    Diezani is useless, she an embarrassment to Nigeria

  • dele20

    Diezani is not a mother but a murderer. She decided to completely assassinate Nigeria

  • dele20

    PDP is a disgrace to Nigeria

  • dele20

    It would have been better for PDP not to have existed

  • dele20

    Diezani is a callous, political arm robber

  • javscong javscong

    UNBELIEVABLE??? YES !!!!! Let us not be deceived by all this rhetoric. All these obscene sums of money may have indeed been traced to Diezani. What I refuse to believe is that she, on her own, amassed that much for herself. EFCC should dig deeper. 80% of that loot belongs to Mr. Goodluck Jonathan and his family along with other top government officials like the former NSA. I am sure that if granted a measure of immunity, Diezani will be willing to speak up and provide documents that will help to indict all her co-conspirators. I doubt that this woman will be willing to “go down” alone.

  • All these news designed to distract us from the fact that a sitting president has been away from his people in 90+ days.. Enjoying medical vacation on our taxes.. I’m not buying all this bullshit. I’ll believe when you extradite her, try her and jail her.

    Till then, its all rubbish.

  • Wilfred Ekereuwem

    Do you still recall that Obasanjo warned Jonathan, NOT to appoint the woman in question, as a minister?? Where is her husband, by the way?? Does she have children?? You can well imagine, what type they’d be!! A complete disgrace…!!