Court orders forfeiture of 17 vehicles of ex-Customs boss to Nigerian govt

Forfeited vehicles

A Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna on Friday issued an interim order, forfeiting seventeen vehicles found in the warehouse of former Comptroller General of Customs, Abdullahi Dikko Inde, to the Federal Government.

The trial high court judge, Justice S.M Shuaibu gave the exparte order after taking the application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission regarding the assets

Operatives of the Commission had on February 20 stormed the warehouse of the former Customs boss on Nnamdi Azikwe Street, Kaduna and discovered seventeen exotic vehicles worth Hundreds of millions of Naira, suspected to be proceeds of crime.

EFCC quickly seized the vehicles and proceeded to court to get an order forfeiting the vehicles to the Federal Government.

The anti-graft agency, in the exparte application filed in court, sought, among others, the forfeiture of the vehicles found in the warehouse of the former Chief Comptroller General of Customs.

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Justice Shuaibu had held that “the seventeen (17) vehicles which are now in the custody of the applicant (EFCC) and as properly described and listed in the schedule marked exhibit EFCC 2 attached to the affidavit in support of the application are hereby forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria in the interim pending conclusion of the investigation”.