The EFCC said that the discovery was based on an intelligence report that properties suspected to be proceeds of crime were being warehoused at the former custom boss’ premises.
Former Minister of State for Defence Musiliu Obanikoro and his family have dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before the Federal High Court in Lagos for alleged unlawful seizure of their property.
The EFCC accused the him of financial misappropriation and abuse of office when he was Governor of Katsina State between 2012 and 2015.
Yakubu’s lawyer, Ahmed Raji, SAN, argued that the alleged crime was committed in Abuja, which is outside the territorial jurisdiction of the court in Kano.
A Federal High Court sitting in Kano presided over by Justice Zainab Abubakar on Monday ordered the forfeiture of the sum of $9,772,000 and £74,000 recovered from a former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu to the federal government.
The Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences, ICPC, has said that he was upset by the celebration and rousy welcome accorded the former governor of Delta State, James Ibori who returned to Nigeria after serving jail term in United Kingdom over corruption saying “I feel very upset”.
Charles Adeogun-Philips, the Federal Government special prosecutor in the ongoing corruption trial of Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court has withdrawn from the case.
Justice Abdulaziz Anka of the Federal High Court Lagos has ordered Mike Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, to temporarily forfeit the sum of N75 million in his Guaranty Trust Bank account to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The office of the Attorney General of the Federation has withdrawn the charges brought against three officials of the Supreme Court, including the Chief Registrar, Ahmed Saleh.
The office of the Attorney General of the Federation, the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, are currently working together to review the Corruption charges against former Delta State Governor, James Ibori, who arrived Nigeria on Saturday after serving jail term in the United Kingdom for money laundering.