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Court Orders Temporary Confiscation of Cash, Properties Belonging to Rufai

The Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered the temporary confiscation of cash and properties belonging to Abidemi Rufai, the suspended aide to Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State. Justice Tijjani Garba Ringim issued the ruling after the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission submitted an ex parte application.

Rufai’s firm, Omo Mayodele Global Investment, and Sterling Bank Plc have also joined the claim as second and third respondents, respectively. His property at 11 Omodayo Awotuga Street, Bera Estate, Chevy View, Lekki, Lagos, as well as funds in his Sterling and Zenith Bank accounts, are all subject to the Order.
Rufai, who was held in the United States of America for an alleged $350,000 fraud, had squandered N29.37 million in the accounts, which were divided into tranches of N5,000,000, N5,000,000, N2, 730,000, N1,100,000, N2,040,000, N2,000,000, N2,000,000, and N5,000,000.

The funds were housed in three different bank accounts, according to the inquiry.
On Tuesday, the Commission’s Attorney, Emeka Okongwu, filed the motion, urging the court to accept the applicant’s petitions to halt further disbursement of the funds in the bank. The EFCC’s requests were granted by Justice Ringim, who stated that the anti-graft agency’s pleased him. He stated.

Usman Abdulhamid’s affidavit and counsel’s legal submissions persuade me that this application would be successful, and it is thus granted as requested.
The Judge further ordered the EFCC to publish the Order within 14 days of today today’s date, providing any interested party 14 days to show cause why the funds and properties should not be forfeited to the Nigerian government forever.
The next hearing date has been set for December 1, 2021, by the Judge.

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