A former Nigerian minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of violating her privacy by entering her apartment without a court order.
Diezani Alison-Madueke, who is still at large, said in an application through her lawyer that the action of the EFCC operatives is illegal.
The EFCC at a federal court in Lagos, last month, secured an interim forfeiture of hundreds of jewellery valued at $40 million allegedly belonging to Mrs Alison-Madueke.
The jewellery, comprising bangles, earrings, and wristwatches were recovered from homes traced to the former minister.
According to the EFCC, the items are “reasonably suspected to have been acquired with and or represent proceeds of the respondent’s unlawful activities.”
Mrs Alison-Madueke is facing multiple charges of money laundering before federal courts in Lagos and Abuja.
She is believed to be in the United Kingdom where she is also being investigated for money laundering.