The federal government acting on the petition written by the former Chief Judge of Enugu state, Justice Innocent Umezulike, a brother to Ekweremadu (as both hail from Awgu Division) has filed an application asking the Federal High Court in Abuja to freeze undeclared assets that were traced to the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
Justice Umezulike in his petition listed all the properties of Ekweremadu both in Nigeria and overseas and asked the FG to probe how he acquired the properties within 16 years of being in public service.
The properties listed for temporal forfeiture are ones that were not contained in the asset declaration form which Ekweremadu submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau. They are about 9 properties in Nigeria, 2 in London, 8 in Dubai and 3 in the United States of America.
Ike Ekweremadu will likely be arrested and arraigned after the investigation by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property.