A Federal High Court, Makurdi, Benue State, presided over by Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon has ordered the interim forfeiture of a property belonging to one Jonathan Terlumun Akputu.
The order was made on Wednesday October 30, 2019, sequel to a motion Ex-parte filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Makurdi zonal office through its counsel, G. G. Chia-Yakua dated October 24, 2019, praying the Court for the following orders: “An Interim order forfeiting to the Federal Government of Nigeria the four bedroom duplex building known and described as PLOT NO. 1, Chief Akputu Close, Judges Quartres Makurdi, in the schedule here in.
“An order directing the publication of a notice in the National Newspaper and EFCC website inviting all person/bodies who may have interest in the said property to show cause within 14 days from the date of publication why it should not be forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
“Moving the application on Wednesday October 30, 2019, Chia-Yakua told the court that the property described is a subject matter of investigation found in the possession of Jonathan Terlumun Akputu and is reasonably suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities, corrupt practices and money laundering.