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High court orders permanent forfeiture of naval officers' houses, funds to FG

High court orders permanent forfeiture of naval officers' houses, funds to FG

- Justice Muslim Hassan of the Lagos division of the Federal High Court has ordered the permanent forfeiture of landed properties belonging to two naval officers

- The officers, Captains Olotu Morakinyo and Ebony Aneke were said to have acquired the properties with proceeds of fraud

- The properties ordered for forfeiture are located in the Lekki area of Lagos state

The permanent forfeiture of landed properties belonging to two naval officers, Captains Olotu Morakinyo and Ebony Aneke, has been ordered by the Lagos division of the Federal High Court.

The court, presided over by Justice Muslim Hassan, ordered that the properties be forfeited to the federal government, Punch reports.

Legit.ng notes that the Economic and Financial Commission (EFCC) had applied for the forfeiture. In its application, the anti-graft agency listed the properties as a three-bedroom terrace duplex, located at Lekki Gardens Limited, Phase 4, Lekki-Ajah and a five-bedroom duplex in Lekki, Lagos.

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Also ordered for forfeiture included N11,040,000 found in the bank account of a company, Lakewood Garden Ventures Limited, said to be linked to Aneke and his sister, Jimmie.

In its application, the EFCC had said that the properties were acquired with proceeds of fraud by the naval officers, who were attached to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency as guard commanders.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that two naval officers - Captains Olotu Morakinyo and Ebony Aneke, were ordered by the federal high court in Lagos to temporarily forfeit their landed properties in Lekki area of Lagos state to the federal government.

The forfeiture order was made on Wednesday, March 28, by Justice Muslim Hassan following an ex parte application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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