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“Release my seized property”, Businessman begs EFCC

Businessman

Ikeja – Following his acquittal of fraud charges, a businessman, Mr. Alex Ikpeme, has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to unfreeze his bank accounts and release his seized property. Ikpeme acquitted of a six-count charge bordering on stealing and making false statements to officials of the EFCC. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the judgment ...

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Federal high court forfeits property linked to NIMASA

NIMASA

A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has ordered the temporary forfeiture of the sum of N11,040,000.00 belonging to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). Justice Muslim Hassan granted the orders following an ex parte application made by one, Idris Mohammed, a prosecutor with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The money, which is suspected to be ...

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EFCC recovers 12 landed properties, $115 million and N2.4billion from Amosu

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A prosecution witness, Tosin Owobo, an investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday told Justice M.B. Idris of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos that N2.4 billion, $115 million, 12 properties and bullet-proof cars were recovered from a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adeola Amosu (rtd.). Mr Amosu is standing trial alongside two serving ...

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Estate agent bags 1,230 years imprisonment for defrauding client of N28M

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Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere yesterday convicted and sentenced an estate agent, Babatunde Habeeb to 1,230 years imprisonment for defrauding 101 unsuspecting accommodation seekers of N28 million, under the false pretence of giving them accommodation. The estate agent, Habeeb, also known as Babatunde Salawudeen, was handed the verdict after the judge found him guilty ...

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Diezani’s ally loses bid to recover forfeited property

Diezani

Mr. Olajide Omokore, an ally of former Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, yesterday, lost his bid to recover his property forfeited to the Federal Government by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, as his suit was struck out. Omokore had filed the suit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, seeking to secure the release of his property ...

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EFCC counsel decries demolition of Patience Jonathan’s property

Patience Jonathan

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed April 12 to hear an application filed by a former First Lady, Patience Jonathan, over the alleged demolition of some of her property in Abuja. The former first lady had alleged that the said property was demolished by an agency of the federal government. The judge, Nnamdi Dimgba, fixed the date on Monday ...

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NIS Scam- EFFC orders forfeiture of properties bought with proceeds

NIS Scam- EFFC orders forfeiture of properties bought with proceeds

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on January 24, 2018, asked Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja, to order the interim forfeiture of properties purchased by Drexel Tech Nig. Ltd with proceeds of the recruitment exercise into the Nigeria Immigration service,( NIS Scam). The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on January 24, 2018, ...

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Court cancels EFCC forfeiture order against Dame Patience’s accounts

Court rejects EFCC forfeiture apllication against Dame Patience's account

The EFCC had filed an application for interim order of forfeiture against Mrs Jonathan Patience’s accounts and her siblings but her lawyers led by Chief Ifedayo Adedipe (SAN) opposed the application based on the fact that similar applications were pending before other courts in Abuja, which they claimed amounted to forum shopping and judicial abuse of court process. Justice Mojisola ...

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EFCC drags company to court over Safetowers Estate project

EFCC drags company to court over Safetowers project

The multi-billion naira Safetowers Estate located at Ikate, Lekki, Lagos and promoted by Safetowers Mortgage Bank Limited and Macbosh Properties Limited has run into controversy which attracted the invitation of the EFCC (Economic and financial crimes commission) following contractual disagreements between the developers and an investor. Conceived in 2013 as a 3 blocks high rise building comprising 16 units of ...

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