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More Misery For Ekweremadu As Court Orders Interim Forfeiture Of 40 properties Linked To Him

A Federal High Court in Abuja has added to the woes of embattled former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, ordering an interim forfeiture of 40 landed properties allegedly belonging to him.

Recall that the former Deputy Senate President, who is currently in prison custody in the United Kingdom, is standing trial in the United Kingdom over alleged organ harvest, alongside his wife Beatrice.

Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the forfeiture order on Friday following an ex-parte motion filed and moved by Ibrahim Buba on behalf of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

The Judge ordered the EFCC to publish the interim forfeiture order of the properties in a national daily within seven days.

He specifically directed that anybody who had interest in the forfeited properties should indicate within 14 days of  the publication of the interim forfeiture order from the court.

Justice Ekwo then adjourned the matter till December 5, 2022 for a report in the case if there is any objection from members of the public regarding the said properties.

The interim forfeiture order covers Ekweremadu’s properties as follows; 10 properties in Enugu, three in the United States of America, two in the United Kingdom, one in Lagos, nine in Dubai, the United Emirate Republic and 15 located in the Federal Capital Territory.

Following the order, any person, who has interest in the properties, have within 14 days of the newspaper publication, to inform the court why the properties should not be permanently forfeited to the Federal Government.

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