Court seizes #400m and multibillion naira properties linked to Kogi government .

Kogi government under the administration of Kogi state Governor Yahaya relations to forfeit multi-billion naira properties in Lagos, Abuja, and Dubai over fraud and money laundry.

A Federal high court sitting in Lagos has granted an order of interim forfeiture of 14 properties in Lagos, Abuja, and Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. All are linked to the Kogi state government.

Justice Nicholas Oweibo granted the following order following an exparte application filed and argued by counsel to the Economic and financial crimes commission(EFCC) senior advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo.

Oyedepo further told the court the N400m was reasonably suspected to have been derived from unlawful activity.

While he informed the judge that the properties, including one in the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE worth multibillion in naira are gathered through fraudulent means.

However the Kogi state government in a statement by its commissioner for information and communication, Kingslpermanentey Fanwo described the development as a campaign of calmny against the state by the EFCC Chairman Abdulrasheed Bawa.

The judge also directed the EFCC to publish the order within 14 days for any interested party to show cause why the forfeiture order should not be made permanent.


Leave a Reply