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Money Laundering: Court Freezes Mike Ozekhome's Account

A Lagos Federal High Court, on Tuesday, ordered temporary forfeiture of the sum of N75/million discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the account of Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN).

The court presided by Justice AbdulAziz Anka gave the order while deliver ruling in a Motion Ex-parte filed by the anti-graft agency seeking that Ozakhome's account be temporary freeze on the ground that the sum of N75 million deposited in it on December 15, 2016, was suspected to be proceed of crime.

In arguing the application which was filed before the court by Rotimi Oyedepo, the EFCC lawyer, Mr. Idris Abdulahi Mohammed, informed the court that the application was brought to court pursuant to section 29 of EFCC Act.

Idris also informed that court that three exhibit marked exhibit 01, 02 and 03 are attached with the Motion Ex-parte. Adding that an affidavit of urgency sworn to by an investigator of the agency, Tosin Owobo, is also attached with the application.

He urged the court to grant motion ex-parte and order temporary forfeiture of the account for 120 days.

Justice Anka while ruling on the Motion Ex-parte, ordered that Ozekhome's account with the sum of  N75 million be forfeited for 120 day.

The judge however ordered that any party that is not satisfied with the ruling can appeal.

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