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Nigeria former minister forfeits jewelry worth N14 billion

Nigeria's former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke has forfeited jewelry worth N14.4 billion.

Diezani forfeited the jewelry to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Chairman of the Commission Abdulrasheed Bawa said government agencies valued the jewelry at that amount.

Bawa noted that the estimated value of the houses seized and forfeited from Diezani is $80 million and that all the assets are in the custody of the commission and have not been sold.

The 60 year old Diezani Alison-Madueke served as petroleum minister under former President Goodluck Jonathan between April 6, 2010 to May 28, 2015.

She was succeeded by Rilwanu Lukman.

She was first minister of Mines and Steel Development between December 17, 2008 and March 17, 2010.

Immediately after leaving office in 2015, Diezani has since relocated outside Nigeria for fear of being arrested and interrogated by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

She was reported to be suffering cancer at a point when a photo surfaced online showing she was sick.

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