BREAKING | Pension Fraud: Court Orders Interim Forfeiture of 23 of Maina’s Properties to FG





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By Wandoo Sombo

The Federal High Court Abuja, on Tuesday, granted an order of interim forfeiture of 23  properties belonging to  Abdulrasheed Maina, Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team.
Justice Folashade Giwa-Ogunbanjo gave the order of interim forfeiture  following an ex parte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC).
The court also gave an order directing the publication of the order of interim forfeiture in any national daily newspaper.
The newspaper publication is aimed at inviting any person(s) or body(ies) 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 the said assets and properties should not be made.
The ex parte motion, which was  moved by Mohammed Abubakar alleged that the said properties  were suspected to be proceeds of unlawful  activities traced to Miana and his associates.
It was brought pursuant to Section 17(1) and (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006.
The property include houses, estates, companies among others located in Abuja, Kaduna, Borno and Nasarawa.
(NAN)
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