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Court orders forfeiture of N10. 9 billion properties seized from military officer

The Federal High Court on Monday, ordered the final forfeiture of 24 properties held by fronts and proxies to a top military officer, to the Nigerian Government.

Penpushing reports that the properties include: 16 Pump filling stations located at Rijiyar Lemo, Kano. Filling Station with 41 pumps located opposite Federal Secretariat, Kano. Filling Station with 39 pumps located along BUK Road, Kano. Filling Station with 31 pumps located along Zaria Bypass, Kano. And Filling Station with 31 pumps located along Maiduguri Bypass, Kano.

The properties also include  Filling Station with 29 pumps located along Maiduguri Bypass, Kano, Filling Station with 23 pumps located along Naibawa , Kano, Filling Station with 39 pumps located along Bachirawa, Kano, Filling Station with 51 pumps and a one-storey building with 35 shops attached to the Filling Station located along Shiek Ja’afar Road Dorayi, Kano.

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Penpushing further reports that, others are: an LPG plant with 30 shops attached to it located along Zaria Road, Kano, Marhaba Event Centre, Guda Abdullahi Road, Farm Centre, Kano, a three storey building (Plaza) With 28 shops located on Hadeja Road, next to Sheshe Supermarket, Kano, a three-storey building (Plaza) with 126 shops located on Audu Bako Way, Opposite Nation Plaza, Kano

The properties include: Classic Block Industry at Maiduguri Road, Kano, Atlasfield Corporate Headquarters, Number L6 Ahmadu Bello Way, Kaduna, undeveloped plot located at Sharada, Adjacent A.A. Rano Filling Station, Kano, undeveloped plot located at Yan Rake, Adjacent Dala Orthopedic Hospital, Kano,undeveloped plot located along Kano-Gwarzo Road, Adjacent Kedco Regional Office, Kano North/Opposite Silver Spoon Restaurant, Kano.

Penpushing reports others are: undeveloped plot located along Kano-Gwarzo Road, opposite Markaz Mosque, Kano, undeveloped plot located on Sani Marshal Road, Opposite Nissan Automobile, Kano, 7 hectares located Adjacent TINAPA Resort, Adiabo, Calabar. 22. Truck Assembly Plant, Easter Bypass, Kano, Event Center located in Calabar, Cross River State and Aflac Plastics Limited located behind National Eye Center, Kaduna.

The Order was pursuant to a forfeiture application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,(EFCC), which had in May 2020 secured the forfeiture of the properties on interim basis.

Penpushing further reports that, the court had ordered the publication of notices in national newspapers, inviting persons with interest in the properties to show cause why they should not be finally forfeited to the Nigerian Government.

The Head, Media and Publicity of the commission Wilson Uwujaren in a statement said all the properties are valued at N10, 935,000,000.00, adding that the Judge,Justice N.E Maha, with no such interest shown by any entity, ordered the final forfeiture of the properties to the Nigerian Government.

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