CRIME · Judiciary · SCANDALS

Ex-JAMB Registrar To Forfeit Properties_Femi Ehiabhi

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the interim forfeiture of Gravity FM, Igboho and some properties belonging to Ex-Registrar of Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Dibu Ojerinde.

According to the forfeiture order published, Justice Ijeoma L. Ojukwu ruled that each of the said properties was acquired with public funds which represents proceeds of unlawful corrupt activities.

The order reads that any person interested in the said properties should appear before the court to show cause within fourteen days of the publication why a final forfeiture order should not be made in favor of the Federal government. It was also gathered that the court ordered that the properties be managed and controlled by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission.

The ICPC has appointed Mr David Igbodo, AIG (Rtd) as Interim Administrator pending further directives from the court.

It reads in part “An order of this Honourable court is hereby made for the interim forfeiture to the Federal Republic of Nigeria of all the immovable properties listed in A attached to the affidavit in support and marked by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) upon reasonable suspicion that each of the said properties was acquired with public funds and/or represents the proceeds of unlawful corrupt activities.

“An interim order of this Honourable Court is hereby made that the properties attached/forfeited ad-interim and be managed and controlled by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission.”

Some of the properties are Oke Afin Hostels located at Opposite Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Sapati International School Buildings and Premises located at Ajase Ipo Road, Ilorin, Kwara State, Doyin Filling Station along Lagos Ibadan Expressway, Doyin Gas, Ibadan, Soka Filling Station, Lagos Ibadan Expressway, Gravity FM Radio Station, Igboho, Tejumola House, Ikeja, Mansion at No 14 Yobe close, Maitama Abuja and Properties in South Africa.

Shares in banks, fixed deposits and money in bank accounts were also part of the properties listed to be forfeited.

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