In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 30th, June, 2020

Abia Authorities To Drag EFCC To Court docket Over Sealed Properties

Abia Government To Drag EFCC To Court Over Sealed Properties

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Abia Authorities To Drag EFCC To Court docket Over Sealed Properties

The Abia State Authorities has threatened to cost the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) to court docket for sealing some property and estates within the state.

A number of the sealed properties embrace the Abia Mall, the Adelabu Housing Property, the previous township essential market, Ogwumabiri, Millennium Luxurious Residence, Abia Inns and Linto Property, Outdated Timber Market, all in Umuahia.

This was disclosed by the Abia state’s Legal professional Common and Commissioner for Justice of state Chief Uche Ihediwa whereas addressing newsmen.

Chief Ihediwa stated among the property sealed by the anti-graft ageny belong to the state authorities which entered into partnership preparations with credible traders for the event of these properties below the general public non-public partnership (PPP).

Describing the motion of the anti-graft company as ‘unwarranted and illegal’, Ihediwa additional requested the company to situation an unreserved apology to the state inside seven days in view of the inconvenience its motion precipitated.

The commissioner alleged that the EFCC who didn’t write the state authorities to “discover out the possession of the stated properties whose title paperwork are domiciled within the State Ministry of Lands” earlier than sealing them off, precipitated hurt to the state economic system by scaring traders.

In line with report, Ihediwa maintained that the regulation establishing the EFCC makes it clear that the fee can solely seal property of individuals below investigation.

He affirmed that the possession of the property in query isn’t below investigation as he recalled how identical anti-graft company, investigated the possession of most of these properties and the certificates of occupancy (COO) and public non-public partnership settlement between the state authorities and traders of the assorted property in 2006.

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