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Court orders interim forfeiture of Olejeme’s assets

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for temporary forfeiture of properties belonging to…

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for temporary forfeiture of properties belonging to a former chairman of Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Ngozi Olejeme.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu granted the application pending the hearing and determination of the trial in Charge No. CR/365/17 before the court.

A statement by the EFCC, signed by the acting Head of Media & Publicity, Tony Orilade, said the order was made on Friday.

He stated that the EFCC, through its counsel, Elizabeth Alabi, attached parcels of lands, duplexes, a bank building, and hotel buildings, amongst others for interim forfeiture.

“Some of them are: one storey semi-detached residential building, located at house/flat 86, 11 Crescent, Kado Estate, Abuja; a fenced plot of land with C of O No. DTSR16326, located at plots 104 and 105, Block IV, Phase V, Core Area, Asaba, Delta state; Six units of one bedroom apartment; one unit of five bedroom bungalow; a block of six units of office space, all located at 196, Melford Okilo road, Amarata-Epie, Yenegoa, Bayelsa State,” the statement read.

“Others include: one duplex and 4 house residential building with swimming pool, gate house, fully furnished with state of the art facilities, located at No. 25 Kainji Crescent, off Maitama, Abuja. This same property is also known as plot No. 738 Cadastral zone AO5, Maitama, Abuja; A storey building; two bungalows; printing press with printing equipment; a fenced empty land measuring 1422.765 square meters, located at km.9 Asaba-Benin Express road, Asaba, Delta state.

“Another property is a twin duplex office building, located at Plot R/151 (No. 30A) Kingsway Road, Old GRA, Enugu State, registered at Enugu Land Registry.

“The Commission, through the application, also sought for the interim forfeiture of two Duplexes with Boys Quarters, Generator House, Gym and Car Park, located at No. 3D Opolo, Old Commissioner’s Quarters, Yenegoa, Bayelsa State; Ten plots of land, located at plot 7, 8, 11, 12, 16, 20, 23, and 24 Phase IV, Block 111, Core Area, Asaba, Delta state, with C of O No. DSTR1194; A two bedroom bungalow, located at No. 3 Ogwa Godspower avenue, Oshimili South LGA, Asaba, Delta State; A two bedroom bungalow, located at No. 11 Chiweta Street, off Ezenie Avenue, Asaba, Delta State, measuring 527.141 square meters; A two bedroom bungalow, located at James Odittah Street, Oshimili LGA, Asaba, Delta State, amongst many others.”

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