A Federal High Court in Lagos orders the temporary forfeiting a parcel of land in Lekki Penninsula to the Federal Government, pending determination of an alleged legal fraud case.
The judge, Justice Muslim Hassan, granted the interim order, following an ex parte application brought before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The commission sought a temporary order forfeiting the property measuring 5027.14 square metres, located at Lekki Peninsula Scheme at Block 116 Plot 3, Ikate Ancient City, Eti-Osa Local Government Area, Lagos.
Counsel to the anti-graft agency, Mr. Anana Nkereuwem, told the court that the property is reasonably alleged to be connected to economic and financial crimes.
Mr Anana moved the application for the property to be temporarily attached, pending conclusion of investigations and prosecution of the case.
In a supporting affidavit attached to the motion, dismissed by Mr. Isaac Gong, an investigating officer of EFCC, the commission said it received a petition from a man named, Mr. Kunle Ogunmefun against the respondents.
He said investigations revealed that the third respondent, Safetrust Mortgage Bank, proposed to construct three high rise buildings in 24 months.