EFCC Seize N1bn Wristwatches From Diezani, Omokore


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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions (EFCC) has seized properties and jewelry belonging to former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke and the Chairman of Atlantic Energy Drilling Concepts Nigeria Limited, Mr. Jide Omokore.

According to the Punch, the EFCC seized a wristwatch worth £1.4m from Omokore’s wife, while a wristwatch worth
£600,000 was seized from Alison-Madueke, a source at the agency revealed.

The expensive jewellery and the wristwatches were seized during various raids on houses of some suspects on Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos, and other places.

The Punch reported that the items seized from the suspects would be displayed to journalists in Nigeria.

The source was quoted as saying: “We have seized many houses belonging to Diezani and Omokore on Banana Island and other places. Also, a wristwatch of about £1.4million was seized from Omokore’s wife. From the former minister, we have retrieved a choice wristwatch worth £600,000 and jewelry in gold and diamonds.”

“We will soon show Nigerians all these items for them to appreciate what we have done and to learn some lessons.”

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