Orders have been given by the Federal High Court in Minna, Niger State to forfeit some of the assets belonging to Babangida Aliyu, ex-governor of Niger State, reports PUNCH.
Directives were given by the judge that seized properties should be paid into the commission’s recovery account with the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Documents of the court order made on June 27, 2018 was retrieved and it showed that the siezed assets were a farmland with 12 chalets, four resort buildings at Birgi Minna, two duplex houses in Minna and a whooping sum of N57m. All of these was allegedly accquired from the proceeds realized from unlawful act and diversion of public funds the former governor was involved in and is being prosecuted for.
Following an application tendered by the EFCC, Justice Yellim Bogoro has made it cleae that the assets would remain forfeited for the main time pending the trial of Mr Aliyu and his accomplice, Mr Umar Nasko.
On charges of conspiracy and diversion of ecological funds worth over N1bn which was received by the Federal Government in 2014, both men are being prosecuted before the Judge in courtesy of the EFCC.