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US moves to seize Aluko, Omokore’s assets

Kola Aluko and Jide Omokore, two Nigerian oil businessmen that are facing several fraud charges by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission are in trouble in the United States.

Diezani Alison-Madueke, who was oil minister during the time the two men were believed to have fraudulently reaped from the sector may also be in trouble as well.

The U.S. Justice Department on Friday filed a lawsuit seeking to recover assets that include a $50 million Manhattan apartment and an $80 million yacht that it said were bought using money generated from a scheme to pay millions of dollars in bribes to a former Nigerian oil minister.

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