The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has fixed September 2 for further hearing in the application seeking the final forfeiture of $40million worth of jewellery from the premises of the former minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke.
The application was brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Justice Nicholas Oweibo granted the adjournment on Thursday, at the instance of all the parties in the case.
Counsel to EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo told the judge that he had just been served a counter affidavit by the defense and would need time to respond.
Mrs Allison-Madueke’s counsel also agreed to the request for an adjournment.
He told the court that he was from the Law Firm of Professor Awa Kalu and that the firm would appreciate an adjournment as their resources are currently overstretched.
Justice Oweibo subsequently adjourned the case to September 2.
At the last sitting of the court on August 19, Alison-Madueke had challenged the seizure of $40million worth of jewelleries from her premises by the EFCC.