The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has reportedly uncovered an estate located in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state suspected to belong to the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.
According to reports, the anti-graft agency’s operatives while investigating the mismanagement of public funds allegedly stolen by the former minister stumbled upon the estate.
Operatives of the anti-graft agency upon discovery of the estate conducted a search through the property and reports indicate that the acting head of the agency has flown to London for further investigation.
According to reports, the estate which is coded as BGIS/OK/02/16/310 is located on Diepreye Alamieyeseigha Street, off Goodluck Jonathan Road in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
A source close to the investigation into the estate said: “Following our obtaining a court order to recover some assets belonging to Diezani, we were able to gather intelligence which led to the location of the hidden estate in question in Bayelsa State.
“Our operatives also conducted searches in some houses on the estate based on tip off on the ex-minister.
“We will follow due process in invoking the relevant laws on asset forfeiture on all the mansions in the estate.”