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Lagos court orders forfeiture of 3 properties linked to Kola Aluko

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered the interim forfeiture of three properties linked to Kola Aluko, located in Lagos and Abuja

The EFCC told the court that the property in Lagos was purchased with the sum of 55 million dollars while the two properties in Abuja was purchased with the sum of 18 million dollars and N350m

The presiding judge who gave the interim order, Justice Mohammed Liman, directs the EFCC to publish the order in any national newspaper The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured the interim forfeiture of three properties linked to Kola Aluko, a close associate of former minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, following an interim forfeiture by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

The anti-graft agency said one of the properties known as Avenue Towers is located on Plot 1391, Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. It said two other properties are situated at Plot 3389 & 3390, Margaret Thatcher Close, off Queen Elizabeth Street, off Yakubu Gowon Street, Asokoro Cadastral Zone, Abuja.

The EFCC told the court that the property in Lagos was purchased with the sum with 55 million dollars while the two properties in Abuja were purchased with the sum of 18 million dollars and N350m.

The presiding judge who gave the interim order, Justice Mohammed Liman, also directed the EFCC to publish the order in any national newspaper to enable any interested person to show cause why the properties should not be forfeited permanently to the federal government of Nigeria.

The judge then fixed November 12 for further proceedings. In another report, EFCC on Tuesday, October 22, secured a court order forfeiting 23 properties linked to the ex-chairman of the pension reform task team, Abdulrasheed Maina. The Nation reports that Federal High Court in Abuja gave the order following ex-parte motion for interim forfeiture filed by the EFCC.

The presiding judge who gave the order, Justice Folashade Giwa-Ogunbanjo, asked the EFCC to publish the order in any national newspaper to enable interested parties to show cause why the properties should not be permanently forfeited to the federal government.

Credit: Legit

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