26th February, 2020
Justice Fadima Murtala Aminu of the Federal High Court, sitting in Gusau, Zamfara State has granted the prayers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for the final forfeiture of N60 million recovered from one Murtala Muhammad.
The Commission’s Sokoto Zonal Office on 28 May 2019, arrested Muhammad who was conveying the amount in four ‘Ghana-must-go’ bags inside a Black Land Cruiser Prado Jeep with registration No: DKA 67 PX (Kaduna), at No.145 Igala Hausing Estate, off By-pass Road Gusau, Zamfara State.
The judge on Tuesday also granted the final forfeiture to the federal government, of the Prado Jeep which was the carrier of the money.
The court had earlier directed a publication in national dailies for any person or persons claiming the funds to come forward and defend such.
Justice Fadima held that: “A final forfeiture order of this honourable court is hereby granted, forfeiting to the Federal Government of Nigeria the money sum of N60,000,000.00 (Sixty Million Naira) and a Black Land Cruiser Prado which are reasonably suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activity.