Court grants interim forfeiture order on properties linked to Maina

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted an interim forfeiture order on 23 landed properties traced to the embattled former boss of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdurasheed Maina.

The presiding judge, Justice Folasade Giwa-Ogunbanjo, granted the order after hearing an ex-parte motion filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

In the suit, the anti-graft agency urged the court to order the temporary forfeiture of the properties linked to Maina.

It also sought an order of the court to publish an advert on the properties in a national daily, to enable anyone who has any reason why they should not be finally forfeited to the Federal Government to come forward and prove the same.

Delivering her ruling on the motion, Justice Ogunbanjo granted the prayers of the anti-graft agency. She also ordered the EFCC to return to the court on November 19, for the mentioning of the case.

According to the EFCC, the temporarily forfeited properties are situated in Kaduna, Borno, and Sokoto, as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).




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