Court Orders Forfeiture of 17 Vehicles of Ex-Customs Boss to FG
Justice S.M Shuaibu of the Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna today
February 24, 2017 gave an interim order, forfeiting the seventeen
vehicles found in the warehouse of former Comptroller General of
Customs, Abdullahi Dikko Inde, to the Federal Government.
order was sequel to an ex parte application by the Economic and
Financial Crimes Commission seeking among others, the forfeiture of the
vehicles to the Nigerian Government, pending the conclusion of
investigation and determination of the case.
In his ruling,
Justice Shuaibu held that “the seventeen (17) vehicles which are now in
the custody of the applicant ( 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
Operatives of the Commission had on February 20
stormed the warehouse of the former Customs boss on Nnamdi Azikwe
Street, Kaduna and discovered seventeen exotic vehicles worth Hundreds
of millions of Naira, suspected to be proceeds of crime.