The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has seized a mansion worth N3.58bn ($18m at the official exchange rate of N199 to a dollar) in the Asokoro area of Abuja allegedly belonging to the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. The acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, said this during an interview with Al-Jazeera, a Qatar-based news network. The items in the house included jewellery, furniture and a bulletproof gym worth about $2m.
“We have been able to take on a lot of big shots that were hitherto untouchable…We have recorded 164 convictions in just one year,” EFCC Chairman, Ibrahim Magu told Al Jazeera.He also denied that the war against corruption was politically motivated and aimed at President Muhammadu Buhari’s opponents.
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