The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the permanent forfeiture of houses connected to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.

There are 56 houses altogether acquired between 2011 and 2013 in Lagos and Port Harcourt in Rivers State.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission claimed that Diezani paid $21,982,224 for the properties, adding that it believed that the funds were proceeds of crime.