Ike Ekweremadu: Court Fixes Date to Hear Suit on Forfeited 40 Landed Properties of Embattled PDP Senator
- Court has set January 25 to decide the fate of Ike Ekweremadu, the embattled PDP senator, on the interim forfeiture of 40 of his landed properties
- The EFCC had sought an ex-parte order for the properties to be temporarily forfeited to the federal government
- Justice Inyang Ekwo of the federal high court granted the order on November 4, asked the EFCC to publish it within 7 days and said anyone interested in the forfeited property should show up within 14 days of publication
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FCT, Abuja - The embattled Enugu senator, Ike Ekweremadu, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would know his fate on his application that sought an order to set aside the interim forfeiture of his landed properties on January 25, 2023.
The properties were linked to him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the order was given on November 4, The Nation reported.
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On Thursday, December 15, Justice Inyang Ekwo of the federal high court in Abuja, after Adegboyega Awomolo appeared for Ekweremadu and Sylvanus Tahir, appeared for the EFCC, The Nation reported.
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The due argued for and against the application.
On November 4, the court granted the EFCC's ex-parte motion that sought the interim forfeiture of some of Ekweremadu's properties.
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Justice Ekwo granted the motion and asked the anti-graft agency to publish the forfeiture order in a national daily within 7 days of the judgment.
Ekwo also directed that anybody interested in the forfeited property should express their interest within 14 days of publication, and they should tell the court why the property should not be forfeited to the federal government.
But on December 5, Lloyd, Ekweremadu's eldest child, the Anambra government and a company called Uni-medical Healthcare Limited, appeared in court as parties interested in the property in the subject.
Organ harvesting: UK court fixes new date to decide Ekweremadu's fate
Legit.ng earlier reported that Ike Ekweremadu's trial in the United Kingdom has been adjourned to January 31, 2023, based on the agreement of the Old Bailey on Monday.
The Central Criminal Court in London said though the trial will resume in January, the argument would be heard on December 16 or 19.
Last week, a federal high court in Abuja ordered for the interim forfeiture of 40 of Ekweremadu's properties spread across Nigerian and international countries.