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Osinbajo: FG Can Seize Assets Even Without Corruption Allegation by ijustdey: 6:33am On May 15
Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja



Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the federal government can seize assets from citizens who cannot explain the source of their wealth.

The vice president stated this yesterday while declaring open the anti-corruption conference organised by his office and the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) in Abuja.

“The Supreme Court in a lead judgment of Akaahs JSC, recently held that forfeiture under Section 17 of the Advanced Fee Fraud and Other Related Offences Act is a civil process, which neither requires the criminal conviction of the property owner nor his innocence,” he said.

“This opens the door for forfeiture of assets that the purported owner cannot explain, whether or not an allegation of corruption is made,”Osinbajo explained.

According to him, corruption has made Nigeria’s debt and poverty figures double in spite of the highest oil revenues in Nigeria’s history

He said President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is not deceived into thinking that it has won the battle against corruption as it was tackling grand corruption first.

“By that, we mean the stealing of huge public resources directly from the treasury; usually at the highest levels of executive authority; and the stealing of budgeted funds through various schemes,” he said.

“We are now poised to deal with the wider problem of systemic corruption; especially where the average person interacts with government.

“Corruption in the issuance of contracts, licenses and other government approvals; there is no reason why any Nigerian should have to give bribe to law enforcement agents for obtaining drivers licenses or passports or to clear goods at our ports.

“All the relevant government agencies have shown a serious commitment to eradicating these forms of corruption; our next level is to create the environment for collaboration between our agencies, civil society and other stakeholders.”

He said the enforcement of treasury single account (TSA), the presidential initiative on continuous audit, and transferring civil servants on the IPPIS electronic platform has helped to control official theft of public funds.

Also speaking at the event, the Chairman of PACAC, Professor Itse Sagay, questioned the order stopping the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from investigating the officials of Rivers State Government.

Sagay also called on the National Assembly to pass the bill on Intelligence Reform into law to aid information and intelligence sharing among agencies if the fight against corruption must be won.

The Federal High Court had earlier given a judgment which set a perpetual injunction against the anti-graft agency from investigating, arresting or interrogating the state government officials suspected of corruption.

But argued that the order, which Sagay described as clearly illegal and unconstitutional, should be have been appealed to set it aside.

He alleged that the Governor Nyesom Wike-led government is also resisting a new set of investigations of the state government simply by relying on the unresolved case of former Governor Peter Odili.

Sagay stated that instead of turning its back on critical action, the EFCC owed the country the duty to set aside the roadblock in order for the state government to be investigated of financial misconduct.


https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2019/05/15/osinbajo-fg-can-seize-assets-even-without-corruption-allegation/

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Re: Osinbajo: FG Can Seize Assets Even Without Corruption Allegation by helinues: 6:48am On May 15
Under which law sir?

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Re: Osinbajo: FG Can Seize Assets Even Without Corruption Allegation by Realtord43(m): 6:52am On May 15
WOW, this govt is damn incompetent and lack priority to govern. just baseless talk with no clear cut point agenda to bet Nigeria for Nigerian shocked

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Re: Osinbajo: FG Can Seize Assets Even Without Corruption Allegation by dokyOloye: 6:56am On May 15
The way Osunbade,Keyamo and Sagay talk sometimes is a disgrace to all lawyers.
Sagay and Osunbade were doing very well until they came across buhari d destroyer who destroys even reputations.

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Re: Osinbajo: FG Can Seize Assets Even Without Corruption Allegation by DabuIIIT: 6:58am On May 15
Coneheads doing the bidding of their masters

grin

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Re: Osinbajo: FG Can Seize Assets Even Without Corruption Allegation by OTayobami(m): 7:14am On May 15
Steal, sell and then give the money to lawmakers.
I laff naija in Spanish grin

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Re: Osinbajo: FG Can Seize Assets Even Without Corruption Allegation by ArmaniUhuru: 7:14am On May 15
I’m tired of hearing anti-corruption fight from this government. Since 2015 till date, Nothing has happened to useless politicians of the country. We only see media trials.




Osinbajo now talks like Keyamo, Sagay and Lie Mohammed combine.

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Re: Osinbajo: FG Can Seize Assets Even Without Corruption Allegation by bentwood85(m): 7:14am On May 15
What is FG waiting for? TINUBU, Ameachi, Akpabio, Atiku, EKWEREMADU, El-rufai, Gandollar, etc....

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Re: Osinbajo: FG Can Seize Assets Even Without Corruption Allegation by 3rdavefarms(m): 7:14am On May 15
helinues:
Under which law sir?


You are under arrest

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Re: Osinbajo: FG Can Seize Assets Even Without Corruption Allegation by Acort789: 7:14am On May 15
Federal scammers

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Re: Osinbajo: FG Can Seize Assets Even Without Corruption Allegation by ajepako(f): 7:14am On May 15
And this came from a SAN oh..'

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Re: Osinbajo: FG Can Seize Assets Even Without Corruption Allegation by 3rdavefarms(m): 7:14am On May 15
dokyOloye:
The way Osunbade,Keyamo and Sagay talk sometimes is a disgrace to all lawyers.


They are not lawyers they are Oleyers

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Re: Osinbajo: FG Can Seize Assets Even Without Corruption Allegation by MrsNwaAmaikpe(f): 7:15am On May 15
shocked shocked

The stooge called Osinbajo keeps living up to his foolery everyday.


Let EFCC invite Tinubu to explain his source of wealth.

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Re: Osinbajo: FG Can Seize Assets Even Without Corruption Allegation by OMG1: 7:15am On May 15
angry
Re: Osinbajo: FG Can Seize Assets Even Without Corruption Allegation by Casptainspecial: 7:15am On May 15
Federal mighty
Re: Osinbajo: FG Can Seize Assets Even Without Corruption Allegation by jrusky(m): 7:16am On May 15
When i called them Charge And Bail SAN their zombie followers will started barking like dog.

Just read what a SAN said does it make sense and under which law can we put that to

Kenyaman, Sagay, Osibanjo talking as if their brains are not functioning at all.

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Re: Osinbajo: FG Can Seize Assets Even Without Corruption Allegation by driand(m): 7:16am On May 15
shocked
Re: Osinbajo: FG Can Seize Assets Even Without Corruption Allegation by Ikillfools: 7:16am On May 15
Meaning the federal government can target the properties of the opposition and seize them without proof of corruption or criminal activity.

My worry is what determines the criteria to determine if someone has properly explained the source of his wealth.

Nigeria makes it seem as if black people lack self governance.

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Re: Osinbajo: FG Can Seize Assets Even Without Corruption Allegation by deepwater(f): 7:16am On May 15
Lawyer easy easy
Re: Osinbajo: FG Can Seize Assets Even Without Corruption Allegation by OkpaAkuEriEri(m): 7:17am On May 15
Idiot DAT only seixe Igbo man property.
Bastard wen u go seize tinubu own.
Afonjjjjaaa hypocrite pastor

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Re: Osinbajo: FG Can Seize Assets Even Without Corruption Allegation by honest1480(m): 7:17am On May 15
Good one, but pls let the corruption be fought from both sides of the coin.

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Re: Osinbajo: FG Can Seize Assets Even Without Corruption Allegation by InvisibleB: 7:17am On May 15
Nothing has happened to Gandollar.
Re: Osinbajo: FG Can Seize Assets Even Without Corruption Allegation by IkemChris(m): 7:18am On May 15
It's been a while I heard from this man and his oga. I have been minding my own business since. So them still dey talk trash! Na wa oooo
Re: Osinbajo: FG Can Seize Assets Even Without Corruption Allegation by b0rn2fuck(m): 7:19am On May 15
Who is federal and who is government. They need to put themselves on check. These country is fast collapsing under their regime

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