The Special Presidential Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property has seized some properties belonging to Delta-North Senator, Peter Nwaoboshi, in Lagos and Delta states.
Okoi Obono-Obla, the chairman of the panel, said this on Sunday, while sharing journalists, some 12 pictures he captioned as “Sealing up of Senator Peter Nwaoboshi’s suspicious assets carried out by operatives of SPIP this weekend in Warri, Asaba, and Lagos.”
Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja had earlier in July ordered the interim forfeiture of 11 properties and 22 bank accounts linked to the senator.
The panel’s lawyer, Celsus Ukpong, had applied for interim forfeiture of 14 landed assets, the judge only granted the request in respect of 11, as he exempted three of them that were without addresses from the order.
The affected properties include Suiming Electrical Company (RC 1090069) located at Asaba, along Asaba Airport Road, Asaba, Delta State; PON Filling Station, along Asaba Airport Road, Asaba, Delta State and a multi-billion naira estate under construction at Maryam Babangida Road, Asaba, Delta State.
There are also Cartage Cinema located at Okpanan Road, beside Rain Oil Petrol Station, Asaba, Delta State; Newbridge Filling Station, along Airport Road, Warri, Delta State; and house at No. 8, Monu Olarewaju Crescent, GRA, Asaba, Delta State.
Others are a multi-million building located at 41, Buma Road, Apapa, Lagos; Guinea House, No. 27, Marina Road, Apapa, Lagos; Plot 3011B, Kuranah Close, Maitama, FCT, Abuja, and Ceedeez School Hall Airport Road, Asaba Delta State.
The 22 bank accounts are said to be with Zenith Bank, Access Bank, and Sterling Bank.
Some of the bank accounts are held in the name Hon. (Barr) Peter Nwaoboshi, Nwaobosh Peter, and Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.
Credit: The Herald