Court orders forfeiture of 17 vehicles of ex-Customs boss to Nigerian govt

Some of the cars recovered by the EFCC warehoused by the ex-Customs Boss

Justice S.M Shuaibu of the Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna on Friday gave an interim order, forfeiting the seventeen vehicles found in the warehouse of former Comptroller General of Customs, Abdullahi Dikko Inde, to the Federal Government.

The order was sequel to an ex parte application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission seeking among others, the forfeiture of the vehicles to the Nigerian Government, pending the conclusion of investigation and determination of the case.

In his ruling, Justice Shuaibu held that “the seventeen (17) vehicles which are now in the custody of the applicant (EFCC) and as properly described and listed in the schedule marked exhibit EFCC 2 attached to the affidavit in support of the application are hereby forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria in the interim pending conclusion of the investigation”.

Operatives of the Commission had on February 20 stormed the warehouse of the former Customs boss on Nnamdi Azikwe Street, Kaduna and discovered seventeen exotic vehicles worth Hundreds of millions of Naira, suspected to be proceeds of crime.


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  • Frank

    This is how Mohammed Buhari and his APC government encourage corruption in Nigeria. Seizure of the cars won’t help an inch. This criminal will steal again in 24 hours if he gets the opportunity. I suggest he should be hanged or beheaded and his body fed to the Vultures. In that way, people like Sarakin, Dogarat & Co will confess and will NEVER steal again or look for offshore or onshore safe havens to hide ill gotten wealth.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      The least you could have done, was to read, understand and comprehend fully.

      This is an interim forfeiture order. It is a prelude to what is to come.

      If The present government stand accused of “encourage corruption in Nigeria”, in your own words, by this action, what would you then say of the government that didn’t bat an eyelid whilst all these heist took place?

      Truly, commonsense is becoming a rare commodity in Nigeria because inebriated dolts now imagine themselves to be government critics because they have a cheap Nokia phone and free data.

      • Where is your common sense?

        Many have often concluded that Nigeria’s problem much as it is STRUCTURAL defect, is also largely attitudinal. Both are intrinsically linked and your response to a succinct comment however sentimental or balanced evidently confirms the belief by pundits.

        Your immediate and only counter argument is that the PAST government did not do any better. Blame game! The same song that the present regime has sung for months, a song whose rhythm never synced…a song that they have long stopped singing. Let us assume that you are sufficiently sensible to assimilate the meaning of ‘common sense’, the question now is: Where lies ‘common sense’ in your counter argument of blame game while completely ignoring a practical solution which @Frank has presented?

      • Julius

        Hahahahaahahaha, damn, nothing to add !!