Court orders interim forfeiture of Diezani’s N325m Lekki land to FG

By Admin on 28/06/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 78


 

The Federal High Court, Lagos, presided by Justice Babs Kuewumi, has ordered temporary forfeiture of a landed property, valued N325 million, allegedly belonging to former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Justice Kuewumi granted the order of temporary forfeiture of the property yesterday sequel to a motion filed and argued by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s (EFCC) counsel, Anslem Oziokor, on a vacant plot of land said to be at Plot 13, Block 11, Oniru Chieftaincy Family Private Estate, Lekki, Lagos.

The EFCC had in the motion ex-parte, marked FHC/L/CS/811/18, sought for an interim order of the court forfeiting to the Federal Government the assets and property named and described in the schedule to the application which property and assets are “reasonably suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activity.”Oziokor, who in the affidavit sought an order authorising the commission to appoint a competent person (s) or firm to manage the assets, also sought for an order of the court directing the applicant to notify the person (s) in whose possession the property sought to be forfeited to appear before the court and show cause within 14 days why the property should not be forfeited to the Federal Government or in the alternative, an order directing the publication in any national newspaper of the interim order.

Justice Kuewumi, while granting the application for interim forfeiture of the property, further ruled that the order must be published in a national newspaper for anybody who has interest in the property to come forward and show cause why the property should not be permanently forfeited to the Federal Government.He, therefore, fixed July 24, 2018 for the return date.

 

 

Posted on June, 28 2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
I’ve lost so much money due to piracy...

Sex-for-Mark scandal: Committee recommends indefinite suspension of Prof....

Senate Rejects Non-Career Ambassadorial List

Kachikwu’s Fire Incident: It is not an act...

Breaking news ; military helicopter crashes in Adamawa...

Oil price hits $80 per barrel, highest since...

Journalist and PR consultant leads anti-fake news protest...

No time for academic pursuit in my military...

2017: Hold unto God's unchanging hands, Ikpeazu tells...

Fayose says DSS is becoming law unto itself;...

Former Comedian, Morales, Sworn In As Guatemala President...

PLOT TO BOMB ABUJA MOTOR PARKS UNCOVERED -...
News Abia Election Special (3) Abia Supplementary Polls Update (18) Abia Supplementary Result update (22) Appointments (8) Breaking News (195) Business (34) Campus News (3) Crime (99) Economy (101) Education (112) Entertainment (143) Fashion and Style (3) General (746) Health (107) Inside Africa (39) International News (303) Interviews (26) National (1881) Politics (806) Press Releases (105) Religion (9) Security (120) Sports (423) Technology (23) World News (87)

 

 

Advertisement

 

Latest News Fayemi promises Ekiti workers better welfare France wins World Cup 2018 after defeating Croatia 4-2 Ekiti election: Nigerians blast EFCC for threatening to arrest Fayose Haiti's Prime Minister resigns after days of protest BREAKING: Fayemi wins Ekiti Governorship election Atiku commends Ikpeazu’s leadership style NDLEA promotes 1,311 staff We have lost confidence in your govt, Onaiyekan tells Buhari Wife cuts husband’s manhood for cheating PDP accuses APC, Fayemi of importing fake policemen, duplicating ballot papers

 

Most Read Islamic agenda for Nigeria – Pastor Bosun (22,536 views) The show of shame that sealed Justice Uzokwe’s fate (17,274 views) 47 YEARS AFTER, HIS EXCELLENCY, COMMODORE EBITU UKIWE (Rtd) MAKES THE “OFO NDI IGBO” RECIPIENTS LIST (14,403 views) Breaking News : Dr Okezie Ikpeazu resigns from Abia State Environmental Sanitation Agency (ASEPA). (7,216 views) Lawyers accuse Lagos Police of working for PDP (6,991 views) Radio Biafra delivers AM Transmitter (6,694 views) ‘Why fuel scarcity persists’ (5,486 views) Nurse Justina Obi Ejelonu, one of the nurses that contracted Ebola virus is dead!!! (5,296 views) 2015: Abia’s plethora of governorship aspirants (5,116 views) Breaking News : 2015 - Abaribe withdraws from Abia guber race, backs Ikpeazu (5,084 views)