Justice S.M Shuaibu of the Federal High Court, Kaduna has ordered the interim forfeiture of the 17 vehicles found in a warehouse belonging to former Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko-Inde, to the Federal Government.
Justice Abang in his ruling on Thursday, held that Metuh’s application lacks merit, and that the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, ACJA, does not make it mandatory for the court to grant such application.
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 Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said that it has concluded arrangements to prosecute a top official of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for collecting bribes during the 2015 general election.
Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of the Federal High Court, Lagos has struck out the no-case submission filed by former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Calistus Obi,in response to the allegation of N136 million fraud brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
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.
The corruption trial of Emmanuel Atewe, a former commander of the Nigerian Army operation in the Niger Delta codenamed “Operation Pulo Shield” continued on Friday at the Federal High Court, Lagos, with the first prosecution witness narrating to the court how he aided the accused person to withdraw part of the funds.
The Federal High Court, Lagos has ordered the permanent forfeiture of monies totaling about N34 billion which was said to belong to the former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke.