Thursday, January 12, 2017

Court Rejects Nyako's Application to Recover Seized Properties

A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused an application by former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako and seven others challenging the forfeiture order of their properties.
An associate of Nyako, Nengofori Jumbo, brought the fundamental rights application before seeking to quash the interim forfeiture order granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) to seize their properties pending investigation.
Nyako is already facing a 37 count charge of conversion of public funds totalling N29billion alongside his son, Abdulaziz Nyako, and his two aides; Zulfikk Abba and Abubakar Aliyu.
In his ruling, Justice Okon Abang held that the EFCC did not err by attaching the properties based in Section 29 (d) of the EFCC Act.
"The court cannot restrain EFCC or any statutory body from carrying out its lawful duties," he said.

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