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Amnesty Programme: EFCC Gets Court’s Nod To Return N733m To Federal Government

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An Abuja High Court judge, Justice James Tsoho granted the application of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC seeking the final forfeiture of 732.85 million naira to the Federal Government.

EFCC Acting Spokesperson, Tony Orilade in a statement said the forfeiture includes a plot of land situated at Katsina Road by Ogbomosho Road, Kaduna North Local Government worth 190 million naira, all believed to be proceeds of unlawful activities.

He said the anti-graft agency secured the order following the usage of non-conviction forfeiture-based proceedings. According to Orilade, 732.85 million naira was allegedly stolen from the Presidential Amnesty Programme office by 17 respondents to the suit.

The judge had granted an interim forfeiture order on November 16, 2018 following the ex-parte application filed by the lawyer to the EFCC, Abbah Mohammed.