FG to take over Ekweremadu’s properties

The federal government is set to take over 40 landed properties belonging to former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu following a court order on Friday.

The trial judge, Inyang Ekwo issued an order of interim forfeiture of the landed properties which include 10 in Enugu, three in the United States, two in the United Kingdom, one in Lagos, nine in Dubai, and 15 in the Federal Capital Territory.

The order was given after the ex-parte motion was filed and moved by Ibrahim Buba on behalf of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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Justice Ekwo ordered the commission to publish the interim forfeiture order of the properties in a national daily within seven days from the date the order was given.

The matter was adjourned to December 5, 2022, for a report on the objection from any member of the public regarding the properties. Ekweremadu is standing trial alongside his wife Beatrice in the UK for alleged organ harvesting.

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