Fayose EFCC 'boycotts' hearing of Gov's application challenging seizure of his assets

A Federal High Court in Abuja had granted an ex-parte order in favour of the EFCC for the interim forfeiture of Fayose's assets.

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday, November 17, failed to appear in court over an application filed against it by Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State.

Fayose filed an application before a Federal High Court in Abuja challenging the seizure of his landed assets by the EFCC.

The presiding judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba expressed reservation over the absence of EFCC's counsels and the failure of the anti-graft agency to file a response to Fayose’s application despite being aware that Thursday had been scheduled for the hearing.

On July 20, 2016, Justice Dimgba had granted an ex-parte order in favour of the EFCC for the interim forfeiture of some landed assets in Lagos and Abuja linked to Fayose.

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The assets include four units of 4 bedroom at Charlets 3, 4, 6 and 9 Plot 100 Tiamiyi Salvage, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Other affected properties are located at  44, Osun Crescent, Maitama, Abuja and Plot 1504 Yedseram Street, Maitama, Abuja.

The Governor's application is seeking an order lifting the interim forfeiture placed on the assets.

 

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