Justice S.M Shuaibu of the Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna today
February 24th, 2017 gave an interim order of forfeiture of the seventeen
vehicles found in the warehouse of former comptroller General of
Customs, Abdullahi Dikko Inde.
The order was sequel to an exparte application deposed to by one Adamu
Waziri, an operative of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,
EFCC, filed on the 23rd of February, 2017.
However, while moving the application, Nasiru Salele, counsel for the
applicant, submitted that the applicant is asking for an interim
forfeiture to the Federal Government of Nigeria of seventeen (17)
vehicles which are now in the custody of the EFCC and such further order
as the court may deem fit to make.
In his ruling, Justice Shuaibu held that “the seventeen (17) vehicles
which are now in the custody of the applicant, Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission (EFCC) and as properly described and listed in the
schedule marked exhibit EFCC 2 attached to the affidavit in support of
the application are hereby forfeited to the Federal Government of
Nigeria in the interim pending conclusion of the investigation”.
It would be recalled that on the 20th day of February, 2017 operatives
of the Commission had stormed the warehouse of the former Customs boss
on Nnamdi Azikwe Street, Kaduna and discovered seventeen exotic vehicles
worth Hundreds of millions suspected to be proceeds of crime.