Kaduna Airport: Owners Forfeit N49m Cash to Government

Justice S.M. Shuaibu of the Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna, on Friday, June 28, 2019 ordered the final forfeiture of the sum of N49,000,000 (Forty Nine Million Naira) to the Federal Government of Nigeria. The money was intercepted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office, on March 14, 2017 at the Kaduna International Airport.

The money, all mint, stashed in five large 150 kilogramme coloured sacks, was intercepted by EFCC Operatives following an intelligence report received by the zone.

The final forfeiture order followed a motion on notice brought by the EFCC through prosecution counsels, Joshua Saidi and Onyeka Ekweozor.

After obtaining an interim forfeiture order, some persons showed up and claimed to be the owners of the abandoned money.

They further filed a counter affidavit against the Commission’s motion for the final forfeiture in suit No: FHC/KD/CS/32/17 between Oyebanji Olaitan Steve & others Vs EFCC. Consequently, the court ordered for oral evidence to be taken as there were conflicts in the various affidavits filed by the parties.

In his ruling, Justice Shuaibu granted the EFCC motion for the final forfeiture of the sum as he dismissed the claims of the applicants.

Tony Orilade
Ag. Head, Media & Publicity

EFCC Arrests Eight Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Edo

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Benin Zonal Office on Friday, June 28, 2019 arrested eight suspected internet fraudsters at their hideout in Ukpenu Community Ekpoma, Edo State.

The suspects were arrested in an early morning raid sequel to intelligence gathering by the Commission.

The suspects who are between the ages of 22 – 35 are Udaze Sylvester, Bassey Ibrahim, Nelson Aimieyekagbon, Felix Joshua, Udo Omoiyabra, Ikpomnwonsa Raymond, Endurance Adedugba and Abdulhakeem Ahmed.

Items recovered from the suspects at the point of arrest include lap top computers, mobile Phones, flash drives and internet modems.

The arrest of the fraudsters is one in the series by operatives of the Commission in line with the directive of the acting Executive Chairman of the Commission, Ibrahim Magu to rid the entire country of internet fraud and cyber crime.

The suspects have made useful statements and will be charged to court as soon investigations are completed.

Tony Orilade
Ag. Head, Media & Publicity


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