EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Diezani rents London flat as £11m asset forfeiture looms
TheCable understands that with her UK property worth over £11 million now treated as “proceed of crime” and subject to forfeiture, she has had to “step down” her taste: she now lives in a rented flat in the same London building housing the $2.8 million property allegedly bought for her by Jide Omokore and Kola Aluko, her business associates.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has frozen accounts linked to the former minister, including those belonging to family members and known associates. This makes it virtually impossible for her to access money from any source and she is now living off the goodwill of those who still remember her.
Nigerian courts have already forced Alison-Madueke to forfeit her property at Banana Island, Lagos. It reportedly has 24 apartments, 18 flats and six penthouses valued at $37.5 million.
She was also recently forced to forfeit about N7.6 billion “hidden” in a Nigerian bank, in addition to the temporary forfeiture of property worth $21,392,224 across Nigeria.
TheCable’s REMI SULOLA went round London, UK, to take pictures of the property listed against her name by the US justice department in the asset forfeiture case.
Alison-Madueke is expected to report to the Charring Cross Police Station close to Trafalgar Square on September 20 as part of the conditions of her bail after her arrest by the British National Crime Agency in 2015.
£2,800,000 PROPERTY AT MARYLEBONE ROAD
This building at Harley House, Marylebone Road, London, is where the former minister currently lives. It also houses her £2.8m flat now subject to forfeiture
Alison-Madueke has moved from landlady to tenant in the same building
THE £3,250,000 PROPERTY AT BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
The property at 96 Camp Road, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire
The fall of Diezani: The front entrance to 96 Camp Road
£1,730,000 PROPERTY AT 39 CHESTER CLOSE NORTH
This property at 39 Chester Close North, London, is now under lock and key
No visitors to entertain at 39 Chester Close North
£3,750,000 PROPERTY AT PRINCE ALBERT ROAD
Her property here is Flat 5 Park View, 83-86 Prince Albert Road, London
Her flat is in this four-storey building
The street sign