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EFCC: N800m Jewellery Seized From Diezani And Wife Of Goodluck Jonathan’s Ally, Omokore

Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum Diezani Allison-Madueke speaks at a media briefing on a new gas price regime in the capital of Abuja May 27, 2010.Nigeria's state power company will pay energy companies, such as Royal Dutch Shell and ExxonMobil more for their gas to encourage investment and boost supply capacity, the oil minister said on Thursday.REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (NIGERIA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY)
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The EFCC recovered jewellery worth over £2 million (N600million) from the 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.

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