- A whopping sum of money linked to a former governor will now be forfeited to the government
- This is according to a court order issued at the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja recently
- According to ICPC, the money was stolen from the Zamfara state treasury
In what will be a big boost for those fighting corruption in Nigeria, a former governor has lost N700 million to the federal government.
The former governor, Abdulaziz Yari, was asked to forfeit the said sum by the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court.
This order followed an application that was brought before the court by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Vanguard reports.
ICPC had alleged that the former governor kept the funds in two accounts in two new generation banks, using his companies – Kayatawa Nigeria Limited and B.T. Oil and Gas Nigeria Limited.
The Commission alleged that the money was siphoned from Zamfara state treasury.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that a lawsuit filed by the Sani Abacha family seeking access to looted funds stashed in foreign bank accounts has been dismissed by the Supreme Court.
The late military head of state, General Sani Abacha, was reported to have looted and stashed funds in several foreign banks before his death on June 8, 1998.
The court in its verdict on Friday, January 22, ruled that the case filed by Ali Abacha, the younger brother of the late head of state, lacked merit.
In another report, a lady with the Twitter handle @MeetHajaar took to the social media platform to share her encounter with a scammer who tried to dupe her of N10 million.
She shared screenshots of her Instagram conversation with the scammer. According to the young lady, the scammer, who is a Nigerian, opened a fake Instagram account and posed as a white man.
The scammer who adopted the name Mark Wilson asked @MeetHajaar to invest in his business after claiming he was into selling of laptops, phones, clothes and shoes.
In similar news, a Nigerian lady on Twitter simply identified as Ifunanya shared a hilarious conversation she had with an internet fraudster she met on a dating site.
The lady with the handle @lovealwaysify was contacted by the Nigerian fraudster who adopted the name Clyde Crow on the dating site.
After Clyde's message to her, Ifunanya sent him a voice note and requested that the man reciprocate.
After hearing the voice note Clyde sent to her, the young lady realised that the person using a white man's picture on the dating site was a Nigerian trying to scam her.