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ALLEGED FRAUD: Enugu Ex-CJ Forfeits N50m To Nigerian Govt
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ALLEGED FRAUD: Enugu Ex-CJ Forfeits N50m To Nigerian Govt

The Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, has ordered that the former Chief Justice of Enugu State, Justice Innocent Umezulike forfeits the sum of N50 Million to the federal government. In the judgement delivered on Thursday, the court dismissed an appeal filed against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commision (EFCC) by the former Chief Judge, challenging the interim forfeiture of the sum in his Zenith Bank account. The court presided over by Honourable Justice Ogunwumiju, while dismissing the appeal filed by the former CJ, upheld the argument of Wahab Shittu in favour of EFCC. Umezulike had appealed the order of Justice A. M Liman of the Federal High Court, Enugu in March 2017 forfeiting the fund, following EFCC’s application seeking the freezing, seizure and forfeiture of properties link...
Jonathan, CJN, Fayose, Bello, Okonjo-Iweala, Ex-Govs Under EFCC Probe
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Jonathan, CJN, Fayose, Bello, Okonjo-Iweala, Ex-Govs Under EFCC Probe

Names of some high profile individuals being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have been revealed. The Punch, in a report, said a list it obtained contained the names of Patience Jonathan, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen; Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State; his predecessor and the current Minister of Solid Minerals Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; and the immediate past Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. The names are in the list of high-profile cases involving over 100 politically-exposed persons and top-ranking public officers still being investigated by the EFCC as of August 2017. The list was recently sent by the EFCC to the Attorney General of the Federation and M...