Supreme Court Orders Forfeiture  N293m Army General’s Property

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Supreme Court Orders Forfeiture N293m Army General’s Property

Supreme Court Orders Forfeiture  N293m Army General's Property

OYOGist.com has learned that the Federal supreme court in Lagos on Thursday ordered the forfeiture of N293m, six parcels of land and 30, 000 MTN shares recovered from a former commander of the military Joint Task Force, Operation Pulo Shield, within the Niger Delta, Maj. Gen. Emmanuel Atewe (retd).

Justice Mohammed Liman made an order for the temporary forfeiture of the assets to the Nigerian Government following an ex parte application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The EFCC alleged that the assets were a part of proceeds of N8.5bn, which Atewe allegedly diverted from the operation between September 5, 2014 and should 20, 2015.

The landed properties were identified as 50 hectares of farmland at Plot No. FL746B Gaube Farmland Extension II Layout, Kuje, Abuja; a bit of land located at Commercial Layout, Yenagoa Gardens, Bayelsa State; one hectare of land in Kuje District, Abuja; Plot No. CP10, Sector Centre B Layout, Kuje, Abuja; Plot MF62 Outer Northern Expressway Cadastral Zone, Abuja; Plot No. 1228 Jahi, Abuja; four hectares of land designated as Plot No.CP6386 and Plot No.CP6387, Sabon Lugbe, Abuja.

An investigating officer of the EFCC, Adamu Yusuf, said Atewe purchased the 30,000 MTN shares for N170,350,000.

Counsel to the EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo, said it might be within the interest of justice for the court to order the temporary forfeiture of the assets.

OYOGist.com reports

OYOGist.com reports

The Federal supreme court in Lagos on Thursday ordered the forfeiture of N293m, six parcels of land and 30, 000 MTN shares recovered from a former commander of the military Joint Task Force, Operation Pulo Shield, within the Niger Delta, Maj. Gen. Emmanuel Atewe (retd).

Justice Mohammed Liman made an order for the temporary forfeiture of the assets to the Nigerian Government following an ex parte application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The EFCC alleged that the assets were a part of proceeds of N8.5bn, which Atewe allegedly diverted from the operation between September 5, 2014 and should 20, 2015.

The landed properties were identified as 50 hectares of farmland at Plot No. FL746B Gaube Farmland Extension II Layout, Kuje, Abuja; a bit of land located at Commercial Layout, Yenagoa Gardens, Bayelsa State; one hectare of land in Kuje District, Abuja; Plot No. CP10, Sector Centre B Layout, Kuje, Abuja; Plot MF62 Outer Northern Expressway Cadastral Zone, Abuja; Plot No. 1228 Jahi, Abuja; four hectares of land designated as Plot No.CP6386 and Plot No.CP6387, Sabon Lugbe, Abuja.

An investigating officer of the EFCC, Adamu Yusuf, said Atewe purchased the 30,000 MTN shares for N170,350,000.

Counsel to the EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo, said it might be within the interest of justice for the court to order the temporary forfeiture of the assets.

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