Dibu forfeits cash and property acquired through fraud

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the interim forfeiture of Gravity FM, Igboho and some properties belonging to the former registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Professor Dibu Ojerinde.

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According to the forfeiture order published on Friday April 24, in the PUNCH newspaper, Justice Ijeoma L. Ojukwu ruled that the said properties were acquired with public funds which are proceeds of unlawful corrupt activities.

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The order wants any person interested in the said properties to appear before the court to show cause within fourteen days of the publication why a final forfeiture order should not be made in favor of the Federal Government.

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The court ordered that the properties be managed and controlled by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission which has appointed Mr David Igbodo as Interim Administrator pending further directives from the court.

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It reads in part: “An order of this Honourable court is hereby made for the interim forfeiture to the Federal Republic of Nigeria of all the immovable properties listed in A attached to the affidavit in support and marked by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) upon reasonable suspicion that each of the said properties was acquired with public funds and/or represents the proceeds of unlawful corrupt activities.

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“An interim order of this Honourable Court is hereby made that the properties attached/forfeited ad-interim and be managed and controlled by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission.”

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Some of the properties are Oke Afin Hostels located at Opposite Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso; Sapati International School Buildings and Premises located at Ajase Ipo Road, Ilorin, Kwara State; Doyin Filling Station along Lagos Ibadan Expressway; Doyin Gas, Ibadan; Soka Filling Station, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway; Gravity FM Radio Station, Igboho; Tejumola House, Ikeja; Mansion at No 14 Yobe close, Maitama, Abuja and properties in South Africa.

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Shares in banks, fixed deposits and money in bank accounts were also part of the properties listed for forfeited.

 

 

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