In News by stephen abiodun on the 25th, June, 2020

EFCC Secures Interim Forfeiture Of N200m To FG

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The EFCC, Lagos Zonal Workplace, on Wednesday, June 24, secured the interim forfeiture of the sum of N250,000,000.00 (Two Hundred and Fifty Million Naira) allegedly diverted illegally from the Niger Delta Improvement Fee, NDDC, by a contractor.

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal Excessive Court docket, Ikoyi, Lagos gave the order, following an ex-parte utility filed by the Fee.

Counsel to the EFCC, Usman Buhari, within the utility, said that the cash had been illegally diverted from the NDDC, by a contract awarded by the Federal Authorities of Nigeria.

Buhari additionally prayed for an order of the courtroom, directing the publication of the interim forfeiture in a nationwide newspaper for anybody within the fund to point out trigger, inside 14 days, why a ultimate order of forfeiture shouldn’t be made on it in favour of the Federal Authorities.

Justice Aikawa, in a brief ruling, granted all of the reliefs sought by the EFCC and ordered the forfeiture of the cash to the Federal Authorities of Nigeria.

The decide additional directed the Fee to publish the order in any nationwide newspaper inside 14 days, notifying the respondents or anybody within the cash to seem earlier than the courtroom and present trigger why it shouldn’t be lastly forfeited to Federal Authorities of Nigeria.

He adjourned the matter until July 9, 2020.

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