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EFCC Gets Order For Forfeiture Of 8 General Jafaru Mohammed’s Properties
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EFCC Gets Order For Forfeiture Of 8 General Jafaru Mohammed’s Properties

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has obtained an interim forfeiture order in respect of eight properties linked to Brigadier-General Jafaru Mohammed. Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo granted an ex parte application for interim forfeiture of the assets and property by the chairman of the EFCC, made on March 9. The court ordered the publication of the interim forfeiture of the assets and invited people “who may have interest in the assets and properties listed in the schedule to show cause, within 14 days of such publication, why a final order of forfeiture to the Federal Government of Nigeria of the said assets and properties should not be made.” The assets traced to the proxies and associates of the General include: House on Plot 7, God’s Own Estate, Road 1, Wamna Distr...
Court Orders Forfeiture Of Okorocha’s Properties Acquired Between 2011 To 2019
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Court Orders Forfeiture Of Okorocha’s Properties Acquired Between 2011 To 2019

The Imo State High Court in Owerri on Thursday ordered an interim forfeiture of all properties said to be illegally acquired by a former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, while he was in office from 2011 to 2019. Justice Fred Njemanze gave the order following an application brought by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Louis Alozie on behalf of the state government. Some of the properties listed in the suit include the Eastern Palm University, Ogboko; the controversial Royal Spring Palm Hotels and Apartments; IBC staff quarters said to have been illegally acquired for the purpose of Rochas Foundation College, Owerri; Magistrate Quarters among others. The suit had Senator Okorocha’s wife, Nkechi, incorporated trustees of Rochas Foundation and Senator Okorocha himself as the fi...
Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of ₦284 Million Belonging To Ex-Gov Yari To FG
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Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of ₦284 Million Belonging To Ex-Gov Yari To FG

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday ordered a final forfeiture of about N284, 306, 294.04 linked to a former governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari, to the Federal Government. The money was said to have been lodged with Zenith Bank Plc and Polaris Bank. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the FHC who gave the final forfeiture order said that Yari could not show how he made the huge sum of monies while or before serving as governor of the state (between May 29, 2011, and May 29, 2019). Yari and two companies belonging to him (Kayatawa Nig. Ltd and B.T. Oil and Gas Nig. Ltd) were indicted for alleged fraud and were dragged to the court by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other-Related Offences Commission. Justice Taiwo Taiwo, who had granted an interim order on those monies on Au...
Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of Invictus Obi Okeke’s N235 Million
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Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of Invictus Obi Okeke’s N235 Million

Justice A. M. Liman of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered the final forfeiture of N235,451,969 traced to the account of a convicted fraudster, Obinwanne Okeke, to the Federal Government of Nigeria. Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wilson Uwujaren, announced this in a statement on Thursday. Okeke, the Chief Executive Officer of Invictus Group, pleaded guilty to two charges: computer fraud and wire fraud. DAILY POST reported his arrest in August 2019 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Okeke, who made it into Forbes Africa’s Under 30 List in 2016, was nabbed for $11 million fraud after an official account belonging to a steel company’s CEO was hacked. The FBI was contacted about the scam by the representatives of Unatrac Holding Lim...
U.S allegedly exposes and opposes Buhari administration’s plan to Hand Over $100m Abacha Loot to APC Governor, Abubakar Bagudu
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U.S allegedly exposes and opposes Buhari administration’s plan to Hand Over $100m Abacha Loot to APC Governor, Abubakar Bagudu

Bloomberg reported that while the U.S. Department of Justice said Bagudu who spent six months in federal detention in Texas while awaiting extradition to the Island of Jersey was involved in corruption with Abacha, Buhari’s administration is insisting there is a 17-year-old agreement which entitles Bagudu to the recovered funds. Documents made available by the US Department of Justice revealed that the Kebbi State Governor who is a close ally of President Buhari was handed over to criminal trial in Jersey before he agreed to return $163m to Nigeria. He was subsequently released on bond to Nigeria where he was supposed to be prosecuted for money laundering, but that trial never took place. In the case involving Bagudu, the U.S. in 2013 initiated a forfeiture action against a host ...
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Saraki reacts as court orders forfeiture of his houses

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki has reacted to an order issued by a Federal High Court in Lagos for the forfeiture of his two houses in Ilorin, Kwara State's capital. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Yusuph Olaniyonu, the former Governor of Kwara state averred that EFCC's claim that the two properties designated as Plots No. 10 and No. 11 Abdulkadir Road, GRA, Ilorin, were built with proceeds of fraud is outrightly false as they were partly built by the Kwara State Government pursuant to the Third Schedule of the Governor and Deputy Governor (Payment of Pension) Law 2010. Saraki also alleged that the anti-graft agency is playing politics and spreading falsehood in its cheap attempt to witch-hunt and intimidate a perceived enemy. The st...
Saraki Reacts As Court Orders The Forfeiture Of His Properties In Ikoyi
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Saraki Reacts As Court Orders The Forfeiture Of His Properties In Ikoyi

Bukola Saraki took to his twitter page to react after Court Ordered Him To Forfeit His Properties In Ikoyi. My attention has been drawn to an Order granted by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos pursuant to an ex-parte application by @officialEFCC It is my belief that the Judge was misled into granting this Order and was not presented with the full position of the law or the facts It is my belief that the Court was not informed of a pending Order of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja restraining @officialEFCC from taking any steps regarding the seizure of the property in question pending the determination of a suit filed before that Court. I also believe that the Court was not made aware that the property in question formed part of the judgment of the Court given on July ...
Court Orders Permanent Forfeiture Of Assets Linked To Oyo-ita
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Court Orders Permanent Forfeiture Of Assets Linked To Oyo-ita

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday ordered the permanent forfeiture of some assets returned by a suspect linked to the suspended Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita. Details of the case were not read out in the open court when Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo-Giwa made the order of final forfeiture of the monetary assets to the Federal Government. Oyo-Ita was placed on an indefinite suspension over corruption allegations launched against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Moving the application on Thursday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s lawyer, M. S. Abubakar, said the funds were voluntarily returned to the commission as proceeds of crime. Abubakar reminded the court that it had on June 28, 2019 granted an ex parte...
Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of Diezani’s $40m Jewellery, Iphone To FG
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Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of Diezani’s $40m Jewellery, Iphone To FG

A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has granted a final forfeiture to the Federal Government, the $40m worth of jewellries seized from the premises of the former minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke. Justice Nicholas Oweibo ruled that the former Minister had failed to show cause why the jewellries should not be forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria. In his application for the final forfeiture order, Counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Rotimi Oyedepo had told the judge that the expensive jewellries comprising wristwatches, necklaces, bracelets, bangles, earrings, a customized gold phone and more were reasonably suspected to have being acquired with proceeds of unlawful activities of the former Minister. An investigator ...
Court Orders Interim Forfeiture of Diezani’s $40m Jewelry, Gold iphone
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Court Orders Interim Forfeiture of Diezani’s $40m Jewelry, Gold iphone

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture to the Federal Government of jewelry and customised gold iPhone recovered in the premises of a former minister of petroleum, Diezani Allison-Madueke. Justice Nicholas Oweibo gave the order on Friday on the request of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The EFCC had recovered the items which it said was worth $40 million Counsel to EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo, in the motion ex-parte application, said the 2,149 pieces of jewelry comprising wristwatches, necklaces, bracelets, bangles, earrings and gold iPhone were reasonably suspected to have been acquired with proceeds of unlawful activities of Mrs Allison-Madueke. The commission also said that Allison-Madueke’s known and provable lawful income is far less...
Ex-NIMASA DG Sentenced To Seven-Year Imprisonment
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Ex-NIMASA DG Sentenced To Seven-Year Imprisonment

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday sentenced convicted former Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) acting Director-General Calistus Obi to seven years imprisonment. The court, however, gave him an option of N42 million fine. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun had on May 23 found him guilty of money laundering and converting the agency’s funds to personal use. The court refused to order the forfeiture of his seized assets.
EFCC Secures 16 Convictions, Recovers N72.9m Properties in Uyo
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EFCC Secures 16 Convictions, Recovers N72.9m Properties in Uyo

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Uyo Zonal Office has secured 16 convictions in the first quarter of the year 2019, and recovered the total sum of N69,431,029 and $9,630. A statement from the antigraft agency says the Deputy Zonal Head, Alex Ebbah, made the disclosure today May 3rd. He said three units of three bedroom flats situated at Oghara, Delta State, were also recovered after the Court ordered their final forfeiture, including one Lexus E350 saloon car. Among other property forfeited include, two truck-load of 33,000litres of AGO each; 25litres of AGO in 27 cellophane bags; nine HP laptops, one MacBook Air laptop; one Dell laptop and one Acer laptop; one Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and iPhone X. Highlighting the success made so far in the Zone, which marks...
Court Orders Forfeiture Of Property Traced To Diezani
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Court Orders Forfeiture Of Property Traced To Diezani

A Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos, has granted an order for interim forfeiture of the property traced to former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke. This development was at the instance of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, which is presently prosecuting Diezani, Donald Chidi Amangbo and Sequoyah Properties Limited. EFCC spokesman, Tony Orilade, in a statement, said the property was located at Plot 9, Azikiwe Road, Old GRA, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. He added, “The order was pursuant to a motion ex-parte dated March 4, 2019 brought by the EFCC. “Ruling on the motion ex-parte, Justice Obiozor held that: “An interim forfeiture order of this honourable court is hereby granted, forfeiting to the Federal Government of Nigeria the prope...
Supreme Court Affirms Interim Forfeiture Of Another N2.4bn Linked to Mrs Jonathan
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Supreme Court Affirms Interim Forfeiture Of Another N2.4bn Linked to Mrs Jonathan

The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed another order of interim forfeiture made by the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court in respect of the sum of N2.4bn allegedly traced to the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mrs. Patience Jonathan. The apex court, had barely a week ago, affirmed an interim forfeiture of the sum of $8.4m belonging to the ex-First Lady and directed her to return to the Federal High Court in Lagos to show cause why the fund should not be permanently forfeited to the Federal Government. On Friday, in a separate appeal, a five-man bench of the apex court unanimously handed down a similar verdict on another sum of N2,421,953,522 in the bank account of Lawari Furniture and Bath Limited, a firm which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had link...
Yahoo Boy Who Posed to His Victim as a White Woman, Jailed In Osun
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Yahoo Boy Who Posed to His Victim as a White Woman, Jailed In Osun

An Osun State High Court, sitting in Osogbo has sentenced one Adeniyi Ebenezzar (aka Mary Oliver) to four months in prison in a fraud charge brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan zonal office. Justice W. O. Akanbi of the State High Court 3 gave the verdict in Osogbo on Wednesday March 13th after Adeniyi settled for plea bargain and his hitherto three-count charge was replaced with a lone-count charge of obtaining money under false pretense, contrary to section 1(3) of Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006. Operatives of the Commission had arrested him on December 5, 2018 after defrauding an American citizen, Anthony, of one hundred United States Dollars. He had posed to his victim to be a white woman with the nam...
Supreme Court Affirms Interim Forfeiture Of Patience
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Supreme Court Affirms Interim Forfeiture Of Patience

The Supreme Court on Friday affirmed an order of interim forfeiture made by the Lagos Division of the Federal High Court in respect of the sum of $8.4m linked to the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mrs. Patience Jonathan. The five-man bench of the apex court led by Justice Dattijo Muhammad, in a unanimous judgment, dismissed the ex-First Lady’s appeal and directed her to return to the Federal High Court to show cause why the funds should not be permanently forfeited to the Federal Government. The court also rejected her prayer to strike down the provisions of section 17 of the Advanced Fee Fraud Act and other Fraud related offences Act, which was relied on by the Federal High Court to issue the order of interim forfeiture. Upholding the decision of the Court of App...
Patience Jonathan to Know Fate of Seized $153m On Monday February 11th
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Patience Jonathan to Know Fate of Seized $153m On Monday February 11th

Federal High Court sitting in Lagos and presided by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun will on Monday, 11th February, 2019, deliver judgement in a motion for final forfieture of $153m (One Hundred and Fifty Three Million Dollars) linked to former first lady Dame Patience Jonathan by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The $153m (One Hundred and Fifty Three Million Dollars) is just one of the several forfeiture orders against the former first lady. The EFCC, through its Prosecution Lawyer, Rotimi Oyedepo, had in June 2017, approached the court and sought for an exparte order for interim forfeiture under Section 17 of the Advance Fee Fraud Act, Section 34 of EFCC Act and other related offences Act. The Judge granted the application and directed the EFCC to advertise the or...
Court Orders Forfeiture Of N1.04bn Traced To Patience Jonathan
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Court Orders Forfeiture Of N1.04bn Traced To Patience Jonathan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured an interim forfeiture of the sum of N1,000,494,000 (One Billion, Four Hundred and Ninety Four Thousand Naira) only lodged in three deposits with Fidelity Bank Plc on 20th and 25th May, 2015. The forfeiture order by Federal High Court sitting in Kano and presided over by Justice A. Lewis-Allagoa is consequent upon a motion ex parte filed by the Commission seeking for the interim forfeiture of the money, which was found in the Bank account of Magel Resort Limited, a company linked to the former First Lady of Nigeria, Patience Jonathan. The Commission had gotten an intel that a bank account domiciled in Fidelity Bank, had a huge sum of money that was not being used by anybody. Upon receipt of the intelligence, the EFCC...
Yahoo Boy Temitope Teslim Bags 16 Months Jail Term For Internet Fraud
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Yahoo Boy Temitope Teslim Bags 16 Months Jail Term For Internet Fraud

An internet fraudster, yahoo boy Temitope Teslim has been sentenced to jail for Internet fraud. Justice Sherifat Solebo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, convicted him for the offence bordering on possession of fraudulent documents He was arrested by officers of the Nigeria Army Corps of Military Police, on May 16, 2018 around Ogba, Lagos, and was subsequently handed over to the EFCC. During investigation, he wrote three statements, in which he confessed that he was into dating scam. He was re-arraigned today on an amended 22-count charge bordering on possession of fraudulent documents. He pleaded “guilty” to the charges. The prosecuting counsel, Bilikisu Buhari, told the court that the defendant had entered a plea bargain with the EFCC. After hearin...
EFCC seizes 46 properties from Jonathan’s campaign director, Ngozi Olejeme
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EFCC seizes 46 properties from Jonathan’s campaign director, Ngozi Olejeme

The EFCC has seized 46 properties from Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign director, Ngozi Olejeme, a former chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF and also the Deputy Chairman, Finance Committee of the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation in the 2015 election. Justice Ijeoma L. Ojukwu who presided over the Federal High Court, Abuja on Friday, December 21, 2018, ordered the interim forfeiture of assets which came after an Ex-parte Originating Summons, filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, through its counsel, Elizabeth Alabi, on December 12, 2018. Justice Ojukwu ruled that “an order is hereby made attaching/forfeiting in the interim, all assets and properties set out in the schedule attached to this application, to the Federal Government of Nigeria,...
Trump’s Ex-lawyer Michael Cohen Gets 3 Years In Jail
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Trump’s Ex-lawyer Michael Cohen Gets 3 Years In Jail

Donald Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen has been sentenced to 3 Years in jail after pleading guilty to crimes related to his work for the President. Cohen is the first member of Mr Trump’s inner circle to be jailed over the special counsel’s inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. He has pleaded guilty to multiple crimes including campaign finance violations, tax evasion and lying to Congress. Though Cohen lashed out his ex-boss in court, he said; “Today is one of the most meaningful days of my life. The irony is that today I get my freedom back.” He made specific references too; “Blind loyalty to this man led me to choose a path of darkness over light.” “I take full responsibility for each act that I pleaded guilty to …” including those implic...
A’ Court Voids Assets Recovery Panel’s Power to Prosecute, Seize Properties
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A’ Court Voids Assets Recovery Panel’s Power to Prosecute, Seize Properties

The Court of Appeal in Abuja yesterday ruled that the Special Presidential Panel on Assets Recovery lacked prosecutorial power and hence cannot initiate criminal proceedings against any accused person. The court further held that the panel headed by Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, lacked the constitutional power to seize properties of alleged offenders. A five-man panel of the appellate court led by Justice Hussein Muhktar voided the powers of the panel in a judgment delivered on an appeal filed by a staff of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing , Tijani Tumsah, through his counsel, Kehinde Ogunwumiju (SAN). The court consequently set aside the forfeiture order of Tumsah brothers’ properties granted the panel by a Federal High Court in Abuja. The panel had approached the H...
EFCC Seeks Final Forfeiture Of Patience Jonathan’s $8.4m, N9.2bn
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EFCC Seeks Final Forfeiture Of Patience Jonathan’s $8.4m, N9.2bn

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, today Monday, October 29th, moved an application seeking the final forfeiture of the sums of $8, 435, 788.84 and N9.2bn linked to the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience. The application was supported with an affidavit , two exhibits and a written address. Moving the application before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, the EFCC, through its counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, urged the court to grant its prayers for the final forfeiture of the various sums of money. Counsel to first respondent , Ifedayo Adedipe, SAN told the court that he had filed a motion and a written address, which he relied on all for the processes filed. He stated that the EFCC had not invited the firs...
Nigerian Soldiers Found Guilty of Abduction, Jailed
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Nigerian Soldiers Found Guilty of Abduction, Jailed

Two Nigerian soldiers identified as Sgt. Aliyu Hassan and Cpl. Bello Nasiru, who were found guilty of abduction by a Nigerian Army General Court Martial sitting in Maiduguri , have been jailed. In the statement released by Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, the Director, Army Public Relations, on Friday in Maiduguri, it was gathered that handed a 5-year jail sentence were jailed after they were found guilty of the three-count of civil offences bordering on attempt to commit abduction and extortion. The two Nigerian soldiers who were sentenced to five-year imprisonment on the first and third count charge which were to run concurrently, were also demoted the convicts to the ranks of Corporal and Private, respectively by the court which sat at Maimalari Cantonment in Maiduguri. Three officers ...
Former Chief Of Air Staff Amosu To Forfeit N2.2b
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Former Chief Of Air Staff Amosu To Forfeit N2.2b

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the temporary forfeiture of N2.2billion recovered from former Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Adesola Amosu. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun made the order based on an ex-parte application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The judge ruled: “An interim order is made forfeiting to the Federal Government of Nigeria the total sum of N2,244,500,000 found and recovered by the commission from the first respondent (Amosu) which sum is reasonably suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activity.” The judge granted an interim order for the temporary forfeiture of N190,828,978.15 recovered from a former Nigeria Air Force (NAF) Director of Finance and Budget Air Commodore Olugbenga Gbadebo. Justice Olatoregun also ordered temporary ...
Fed Govt Seeks Forfeiture Of Ekweremadu’s 22 Properties
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Fed Govt Seeks Forfeiture Of Ekweremadu’s 22 Properties

The Federal Government has applied to the Federal High Court in Abuja for an order of temporary forfeiture of about 22 properties allegedly owned by Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu in Abuja, London, the United States and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In the ex-parte application filed on yesterday by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIPRPP), Ekweremadu is accused of breaching the Code of Conduct for public officers by allegedly failing to declare about 22 properties in his last assets declaration form. The Nation reports that,the ex-parte application was filed for the SPIPRPP by Festus Keyamo (SAN). It prays the court for an order “temporarily attaching/forfeiting the properties listed in Schedule B hereunder to the Federal Go...
Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of Two Penthouses Valued At $4.760m Owned By Diezani
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Court Orders Final Forfeiture Of Two Penthouses Valued At $4.760m Owned By Diezani

The Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has ordered the final forfeiture to the Federal Government of two penthouses valued at $4.760m, allegedly linked to the former Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Justice Mojisola Olatoregun specifically ordered on Wednesday that the two properties: Penthouse 21, building 5, Block C, 11th floor (Bella Vista Estate) Banana Island, Ikoyi, and Penthouse 22, Block B (Admiralty Estate) also in Ikoyi, Lagos, be forfeited to the Federal Government. The judge had on December 5, 2017, ordered the temporary forfeiture of the properties after hearing an ex parte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The EFCC had listed Mrs Alison-Madueke, Donald Amagbo, Schillenburg LLC, and Sequoyah Property Limited, as respond...
Court Orders Forfeiture Of Diezani Alison-Madueke’s $37.5m Banana Island Property
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Court Orders Forfeiture Of Diezani Alison-Madueke’s $37.5m Banana Island Property

Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos has ordered the temporary forfeiture of a $37.5m property at Banana Island, Ikoyi bought by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, in 2013. Counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Anselem Ozioko told the court that the property has 24 apartments, 18 flats and six penthouses and is located at Building 3, Block B, Bella Vista Plot 1, Zone N, Federal Government Layout, Banana Island Foreshore Estate and that she paid for the building in cash. Apart from the property, the court also ordered the temporary forfeiture of the sums of $2,740,197.96 and N84,537,840.70, said to be part of the rent collected on the property. The funds were said to have been found in a Zenith Bank account...
Court Orders Temporary Forfeiture Of Patience Jonathan’s $5.8m
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Court Orders Temporary Forfeiture Of Patience Jonathan’s $5.8m

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court, Lagos, on Wednesday granted a fresh ex parte application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) ordering the forfeiture of $5.8 million belonging to a former First Lady, Patience Jonathan. The new order was granted 24 hours after the EFCC withdrew a pending application for stay of the court’s judgment which had earlier unfrozen Jonathan’s account. Justice Olatoregun, had on April 6, 2017, unfroze Patience Jonathan’s account with Skye Bank, after her lawyer, challenged EFCC for joining her in a suit that she was not a party, and urged the court to unfreeze his client’s account. Not satisfied with the unfreeze order, the EFCC filed an application for stay of execution of the unfreeze order and also appealed the low...
Court Orders Forfeiture of Former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke’s N34 Billion
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Court Orders Forfeiture of Former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke’s N34 Billion

Justice Muslim Hassan of the Federal High Court Lagos, has ordered the forfeiture of about N34 billion linked to former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke. Anti-graft agency, EFCC, had asked the court to order the forfeiture after its investigations showed that the money was diverted from NNPC's accounts. Delivering judgement in the application filed by EFCC, Justice Hassan said he was satisfied with the evidence provided by the EFCC.

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