A Federal Capital Territory High Court has ordered the interim forfeiture of money and properties recovered from a former accountant general of the federation Ahmed Idris, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The items include a sum of almost ,900,000 thousand dollars,over 300 million naira and 15 properties in Kano and Abuja.
Justice Hassan also granted the motion as prayed but further ordered that the recovery account sought to be opened by the applicant, shall be in the name of the commission as a recovery account and the details of the Account will be reported back to the Court within one week of opening.
The properties linked to Idris which were listed in the schedule for forfeiture include Kano City Mall/Al Ikhlas Shopping Mall at Mandwawarti, Kano; one storey Shopping Complex at Ladanai, Kano; Corner Shops at Ladanai, Kano; a duplex at Karsana, Abuja; Royal Duplex at Deneji Quarters, Kano and a Duplex at Plot 271, New Jersey Street, Efab Blue Fountain Estate, Abuja.
Nine properties linked to the second respondent, Mohammed Kudu Usman, which are located in Abuja, Niger and Nasarawa states, were also ordered forfeited in the interim.
They include plots of land with shops in Chanchaga local government area of Niger State, a 37-hectare farmland with livestock located along Minna-Bida Road in Niger State, Bungalow flats at Gwarimpa, Abuja, Bungalow Buildings at Masaka, Nasarawa State, plots of land at Dutse Alhaji Abuja and 13 plots of land at Integrated City, Minna, Niger State.
Idris and others are being prosecuted by the EFCC on 14 counts of stealing and money laundering to the tune of N109 billion. Leadership