EFCC Gets Order For Forfeiture Of Top Nigerian Army General’s Property
Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo has granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) an interim forfeiture order in respect of eight properties linked to Brigadier-General Jafaru Mohammed.
Naija News reports that Justice Ogunbanjo granted an ex parte application for interim forfeiture of the assets and property by the chairman of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, made on March 9.
The judge also ordered the publication of the interim forfeiture of the assets and invited people “who may have interest in the assets and properties listed in the schedule to show cause, within 14 days of such publication, why a final order of forfeiture to the Federal Government of Nigeria of the said assets and properties should not be made.”
The assets traced to the proxies and associates of the General include: House on Plot 7, God’s Own Estate, Road 1, Wamna District, Abuja; a fencer plot at No 1 Jubril Aminu Crescent, Katampe Extension, Abuja; plot at Kubwa Express, Directly opposite Abuja Model City Gate, Abuja; and a house on Block SD 22 House 2, Road 5, Kabusa Garden Estate, Abuja.
Others are: No 15, 21 Crescent, 2nd Avenue, Gwarinpa Estate, Abuja; No 3 Liverpool Close, Sun City Estate, Abuja; No 52 Mainstreet, Sun City Estate, Abuja; and No 25 Osaka Street, Sun City Estate, Abuja.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the EFCC, Bawa, has ordered all bank workers to declare their assets latest June 1, 2021.
Naija News reports that the newly appointed EFCC boss gave the directive while speaking with State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.
He stated that the new directive which is pursuant to the Bank Employees, ETC. (Declaration of Assets) Act 1986, is part of measures to sanitise the nation’s financial system and block some of the loopholes currently being exploited by unscrupulous players in the sector to undermine Nigerian economy through money laundering and illicit financial flows.
“Section 1 of the Bank Employees, ETC. (Declaration of Assets) Act 1986 makes it mandatory for every employee of a Bank to make full disclosure of assets upon employment, and annually in subsequent years,” Bawa said.