56 houses linked to former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, have been taken over by the Federal Government.
This was after Justice Abdulaziz Anka of the Federal High Court, Lagos ordered the permanent forfeiture of the properties.
The houses, located in Lagos and Port Harcourt, were said to have been acquired by the ex-minister between 2011 and 2013 using front companies.
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.
The anti-graft agency listed the properties to include 29 terraced houses comprising eight four-bedroomed penthouse apartments, six three-bedroomed apartments, two three-bedroomed maisonettes, two twin bedroomed apartments and one four-bedroom apartment.