- EFCC prays that the 23 houses linked to Maina be temporarily forfeited.
- The prayers being supported by a 30-paragraph affidavit was granted by Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has secured a court order on temporary forfeiture of 23 properties linked to a former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina.
The prayer of the anti-graft agency was granted by a Federal High Court in Abuja.
In her ruling, the trial judge, Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo, granted EFCC’s prayer on Tuesday in a suit the anti-graft agency had urged the court to order the temporary forfeiture of the properties linked to Maina.
The agency 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 same.
The motion was supported by a 30-paragraph affidavit which it brought pursuant to Section 17 of the Money Laundering Act.
Ruling on the motion, Justice Ogunbanjo granted the prayers of the anti-graft agency and also ordered the EFCC to return to the court on November 19, for the mentioning of the case.