Asset Forfeiture Suit: How Court Cleared Gen. Jafaru Mohammed

Asset Forfeiture Suit: How Court Cleared Gen. Jafaru Mohammed

  • Brigadier-General Jafaru Mohammed has been cleared over an alleged money laundering forfeiture case
  • The case which was brought before three private enterprises was instituted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission
  • The judge said the EFCC only mentioned Brigadier-General Mohammed in its exhibit only in the counter affidavit to the respondent

FCT, Abuja - A Federal High Court in Abuja has held that there was no case before it against Brigadier General Jafaru Mohammed over an alleged money laundering forfeiture case brought against three companies.

Justice Nkeonye Maha made the pronouncement in February, while ordering the forfeiture of 28 properties linked to Marhaba Event Place Limited, Aflac Plastics Limited, and Atlasfield Integrated Limited.

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Brig-Gen. Jafaru Mohammed is said to be an officer attached to the office of the NSA. Photo credit: Aso Rock Villa
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had in an ex parte order of May 13, 2020, applied for an interim forfeiture of the properties for allegedly being proceeds of unlawful act

Justice Nkeonye Maha stated in her rulling that:

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“I observed that the name of Brigadier-General Jafaru Mohammed was never mentioned in the originating ex parte application. The respondent did not rebut this fact.”

The judge said the EFCC only mentioned Brigadier-General Mohammed in its exhibit only in the counter affidavit to the respondent.

The affected parties have since appealed the judgement of the high court and filed a stay of execution dated February 28, 2022.

Legit.ng gathered that the companies are not only owned by Brig. Gen. Aminun-Kano Maude but with two other partners who are respected business moguls from both Kano and Nasarawa.

Brigadier-General Jafaru Mohammed disowns forfeited properties, threatens legal action

Legit.ng had earlier reported that Onyechi Ikpeazu, the lawyer to Brigadier- General Mohammed has threatened to sue a national daily for its reportage of an EFCC case indicting the senior officer.

Ikpeazu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said Mohammed's image was damaged after the judgment of a Federal High Court was wrongly presented.

The officer is now seeking redress and his lawyer has demanded a retraction and apology from the newspaper.

Full list of N10.9bn properties EFCC seized from top military officer

The EFCC had on Monday, February 14, released a list of landed properties seized from an unnamed top military officer.

The list is contained in a press statement released by the anti-graft agency on Tuesday, February 15.

The list released by the anti-graft agency contained 24 landed assets valued at N10.9 billion.

Source: Legit.ng

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