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In The News: Abuja Court orders forfeiture of 23 properties linked to Maina

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday ordered a temporary forfeiture of 23 properties linked to Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT).

The judge, Folashade Ogunbanjo, gave the order while ruling on a motion filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), wherein, it prayed the court to order the temporary forfeiture of the properties linked to Maina.

The anti-graft agency also sought an order of the court to publish an advert on the properties in a national daily, to enable anyone who has any reason why they should not be finally forfeited to the Federal Government to come forward and prove same.

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The EFCC supported its motion by a 30-paragraph affidavit which it brought pursuant to Section 17 of the Money Laundering Act.

Ruling on the matter, the trial judge granted the prayers of the anti-graft agency.

Justice Ogunbanjo also ordered the anti-graft agency to return to the court on November 19, for the mention of the case.

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