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Alleged N2.2bn fraud: Court to hear final forfeiture suit against Amosu Nov. 12

A Federal High Court, Lagos, yesterday, fixed November 12, to hear a motion seeking final forfeiture to the Federal Government, of the sum of N2.2 billion recovered from a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu.

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun had issued an interim order of forfeiture of the sum, on June 14 following an exparte motion filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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Joined as respondents in the suit are Amosu, and a company, Solomon Enterprises Limited.

The EFCC had argued that the sums were reasonably suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities.

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Justice Olatoregun had also issued an interim order for the temporary forfeiture of N190 million recovered from a former Air Force Director of Finance and Budget, Air Commodore Olugbenga Gbadebo.

The court had further ordered a temporary forfeiture of N101million recovered from Solomon Enterprises, a company linked to Amosu.

The judge had then directed the EFCC to publish the interim orders in two national dailies, for the respondents or any interested party, to show why a final order of forfeiture should not be made.

At the last adjourned date on October 29, the court had adjourned the suit to enable parties respond to the suit.

On Tuesday, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo appeared for the commission; while Mr Bolaji Ayorinde appeared for the first  respondent.

Mr Oluwakemi Balogun announced appearance for the Intervener/interested party (Bolaji Adigun)

Balogun, however, informed the court that his junior counsel, Mr Dapo Ogungbe, would move the application.

 


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