Court Grants EFCC Interim Forfeiture Order On Abandoned N49m Cash

Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has secured an interim forfeiture order granted by Justice S. M. Shuaibu of
the Federal High Court Kaduna ordering that the sum of Forty Nine
Million Naira (N49,000,000) be forfeited to the Federal Government of
Nigeria pending the hearing and determination of Motion on Notice filed
by the EFCC.


The order was made pursuant to Section 17 (2) of the Advance
Fee Fraud and other Fraud Related offences Act 2006 as there is no
individual(s) coming forward to claim the said sum after over 72 hours
of getting the intelligence report from the Federal Airport Authority of
Nigeria FAAN, Kaduna.
Justice Shuaibu also said the suit should be
published in any of the national dailies across the country within a
reasonable time in order for the EFCC to move a motion for the final
forfeiture in case no one or group of persons comes forward for the
stated sum. The case is adjourned to 3rd April 2017 for hearing.
Below are the court order granted EFCC the interim forfeiture of the money.

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