Court orders forfeiture of Sambo Dasuki son’s Abuja property to FG

Court orders forfeiture of Sambo Dasuki son’s Abuja property to FG

ByDon Silas

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered a temporary forfeiture of a N90 million worth of property linked to Abubakar Dasuki, son of former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, to the Federal Government.

Justice Emeka Nwite, in a ruling, gave the order after counsel for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Olanrewaju Adeola, moved an ex-parte motion to the effect.

Justice Nwite, thereafter, directed the EFCC to give a 14-day notice in a national daily and on its website for the interested person(s) to show cause why the property should not be permanently forfeited to the Federal Government and adjourned the matter until July 14 for hearing.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the property, a seven-bedroom detached duplex with a basement and two servant rooms, is located at House No. D1064 at the Brains and Hammers Estate, Apo, Abuja.

Earlier, while moving the motion, Adeola informed that the ex-parte marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/589/2022 and dated April 26 was filed on April 29.

He said the ex-parte originating summon motion was brought pursuant to Section 17 of the Advance Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related Offences Act, 2006 and the inherent powers of the court.

According to the four grounds given by the EFCC why the reliefs should be granted, the commission said: “The property as contained in the schedule in respect of which the reliefs are sought is a subject matter of investigation and is reasonably suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activity.


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