Court Orders Banks To Hand Over Diezani’s $153.3m To FG

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court in Lagos has requested the brief relinquishment of the total of $153,310,000 (running into Billions of Naira), which a previous Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueze, professedly directed from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and reserved in three banks in the nation.

Out of the purportedly stolen $153.3m, a total of N23,446,300,000 was kept in Sterling Bank Plc, N9,080,000,000 in First Bank Plc and $5m in Access Bank Plc.

Subsequent to requesting the impermanent relinquishment of the monies to the Federal Government on Friday, Justice Hassan gave Sterling Bank and some other invested individual 14 days to show up before him to demonstrate the authenticity, fizzling which the assets would be for all time relinquished to the Federal Government .

The judge made the request for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission which showed up before him on Friday with an ex parte application looking for the transitory relinquishment of the assets .

In a nine – section sworn statement recorded in support of the ex parte application, an EFCC examiner, Moses Awolusi, guaranteed that the counter – join organization found through its examinations how at some point in December 2014 Diezani welcomed a previous Managing Director of Fidelity Bank Plc, Nnamdi Okonkwo, to her office where they incubated the arrangement of how a money total of $153, 310, 000 would be moved from NNPC to Okonkwo to be put something aside for Diezani.

As per Awolusi, Diezani educated Okonkwo to guarantee that the cash was ” neither credited into any known record nor caught in any exchange stages” of Fidelity Bank.

Simply envision how they were “doing” Nigeria’s cash.

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