The Federal Government of Nigeria has seized forty of Ekweremadu’s properties, and the trouble for him continues.
A federal court based in Abuja has issued an order of interim forfeiture of 40 landed properties belonging to former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu.
This comes after the government successfully obtained an Interim Forfeiture Order in an Abuja Federal High Court on Friday. Who is currently detained in the UK on human trafficking charges and awaiting trial? Only with the intention of removing an organ for his dying daughter’s transplant.
Ten of Ekweremadu’s properties in Enugu are located in prime areas, and he also has several in the United States, the United Kingdom, Lagos, and Dubai.
A motion submitted and moved by Ibrahim Buba on behalf of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, resulted in Justice Inyang Ekwo issuing an interim forfeiture order against 15 of his properties, all of which are located in desirable parts of the Federal Capital Territory.
After hearing arguments, the judge granted the motion and directed EFCC to announce the interim forfeiture order of the properties in a national daily within seven days.
The United Kingdom is now hosting the trial of Ekweremadu and his wife on charges of organ harvesting.
However, Justice EkWO has postponed the case until December 5th, 2022, to hear a report on the public’s objections to the homes.