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: 335


 

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...
Odemwingie pleased with surgery

BREAKING: Police arrests two billboard vandals in Umuahia...

Fed. Govt's Monthly Upcoming Salary Scheme Revealed.

Abia govt announce establishment of Modular Refinery

Spanish Federation suspends end-of-season matches

Probe IPOB killings, Southeast Senators tells FG

Thousands Protest In Iraq Despite Ban

TROOP OVERPOWER & TAKE OVER TERRORISTS BASES IN...

Zuckerberg in Indonesia for internet push

Lagos to inaugurate 24-hour Ebola surveillance team

FG to release intervention funds to 216 varsities,...

EFCC arraingns University of Nigeria lecturer over N3...
News Abia Election Special (3) Abia Supplementary Polls Update (18) Abia Supplementary Result update (22) Appointments (8) Breaking News (196) Business (42) Campus News (3) Crime (124) Economy (112) Education (128) Entertainment (148) Fashion and Style (3) General (834) Health (109) Inside Africa (41) International News (303) Interviews (28) National (1952) Politics (982) Press Releases (116) Religion (9) Security (128) Sports (431) Technology (24) World News (87)

 

 

Advertisement

 

Latest News Buhari has already lost February 16 poll - Obaze President Buhari congratulates new NLC leadership CCB refuses access to Kyari, Amaechi, Fashola’s asset declaration forms Group Writes Buhari,Warns Orji Uzor Kalu Over Plot to Kill Abia Deputy Governor 739 Town Unions Adopt Governor Okezie Ikpeazu For 2019 Why Buhari didn’t ask voters to back APC candidates in Imo — Presidency 2019: Hold Buhari, APC responsible if polls go wrong – PDP Magu, Momoh, Dabiri-Erewa, others bag awards in U.S APGA presents flag to Nwaka, back Okowa for 2nd term FG after my life- Ortom

 

Most Read Islamic agenda for Nigeria – Pastor Bosun (24,513 views) 47 YEARS AFTER, HIS EXCELLENCY, COMMODORE EBITU UKIWE (Rtd) MAKES THE “OFO NDI IGBO” RECIPIENTS LIST (17,644 views) The show of shame that sealed Justice Uzokwe’s fate (17,631 views) Breaking News : Dr Okezie Ikpeazu resigns from Abia State Environmental Sanitation Agency (ASEPA). (7,853 views) Lawyers accuse Lagos Police of working for PDP (7,451 views) Radio Biafra delivers AM Transmitter (7,213 views) ‘Why fuel scarcity persists’ (6,300 views) Abiriba Kingdom Celebrates as Eze Kalu Kalu Ogbu (IV) marks 14th year on the throne (5,993 views) Nurse Justina Obi Ejelonu, one of the nurses that contracted Ebola virus is dead!!! (5,854 views) Cojoined Twins Abby And Brittany Hensel Pose in Bikini (5,693 views)