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N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by Beaf: 2:53am On Jul 17, 2012
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By Yusuf Alli, Abuja 1 hour ago

Anti-graft agency gets court’s nod to freeze six suspects’ bank accounts

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has received an interim order from the Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Justice Lawal H. Gumi, to take possession of 45 assets of all the six persons who allegedly defrauded the Police Pension Office of N32.8 billion.

The order also covers the freezing of the accounts of the suspects.

The six suspects are Esai Dangabar, a suspended Permanent Secretary, Atiku Abubakar Kigo, Ahmed Inuwa Wada, John Yakubu Yusufu, Mrs. Veronica Ulonma Onyegbula and Sani Habila Zira.

All the suspects were arraigned on March 29 on 16 criminal charges bordering on conspiracy and criminal breach of trust before Justice Mohammed Talba of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory , Gudu, Abuja.

According to a statement issued yesterday in Abuja by the Head of Media and Publicity of the commission, Mr. Wilson Uwujiaren, the EFCC had sought the leave of the court to seize the assets - in line with sections 28 and 29 of the EFCC (Establishment Act) 2004.

Section 28 reads: “Where a person is arrested for an offence under this Act, the Commission shall immediately trace and attach all the assets and properties of the person acquired as a result of such economic or financial crime and shall thereafter cause to be obtained an interim attachment order from the Court.”

The EFCC said the judge ordered the freezing of the bank accounts of all the accused persons, pending the hearing and final determination of the corruption case against them.

The EFCC gave the breakdown of the assets as follows: Dangabar(15), Mrs. Onyegbula(11), Wada(six) Kigo(five), Yusuf(four) and Zira(four).

The statement said: “According to the order, all the bank accounts currently being operated and maintained by Inuwa Wada at Keystone and Zenith Bank, all totalling 11 in number, are hereby temporarily frozen until the determination of the charge Number FCT/Cr/64/2012.

“Similarly, all the bank accounts presently being operated and maintained by Esai Dangabar, Atiku A. Kigo and Veronica Onyegbula in the following banks: EcoBank, FCMB, Access Bank, Skye Bank, Fortis Micro Finance Bank, Aso Savings, GTB, Mainstreet Bank and Wema Bank are hereby temporarily frozen pending the hearing and determination of all the said criminal charge No. FCT/64/2012 presently pending before this court,” the Judge is quoted as ruled.

“The 15 property belonging to Esai are: Block of three bedroom flats at Gwarinpa (six units), along EFAB Estate, Life camp; a Block of three-bedroom flats (six units) at Mabushi District, beside Ministry of Works; Estate of four-bedroom duplexes (16 units) behind Wuye Modern Market, Abuja; a mini estate at 19, Ukpabi Asika Street, Asokoro, Abuja; 12 units of two-bedroom flats at 1, Waziri Ibrahim Crescent, Gudu District, Abuja; five-bedroom duplexes at 1, Waziri Ibrahim Crescent, Gudu District, Abuja; four-bedroom bungalows at 1, Waziri Ibrahim Crescent, Gudu District, Abuja; two-bedroom flat at Zone C, Apo Resettlement Layout. Others are: five blocks of one-bedroom flats at Zone C, Apo Resettlement Layout, Abuja; twin duplex of five-bedroom & three rooms, 33, ML Wushishi BQ 1 Crescent, Utako, Abuja; two blocks of three bedroom flats, Area 3, former NYSC Office, Abuja; two-bedroom, Area 2, Abuja, behind Shopping Complex , three-bedroom flats , 2 Goran village, along Adi Farms Ltd, Abuja-Keffi Road, 180,000 litres storage facility on a land of about 5,000sqm, with office building, workshop and 20 loading bay 1 Suleja, Niger State.

“The 11 property belonging to Mrs. Onyegbula are: four-bedroom duplex at No.3, Andorra Street, Sun City, Galadimawa, Abuja; Building Housing Ulover International Resources Ltd, Kechis Bottling Company, Plot 140 - 142 Ehinmiri Housing Estate, Umuahia, Abia State; Building (six-bedroom duplex), Housing Somadok, 14, Ola Adeshile Street, Ajao Estate, Oshodi-Isolo, Lagos; large plot of land for International Primary & Secondary School, Ehinmiri Housing Estate, Phase 2, Umuahia, Abia State; a mansion with a BQ at Umugbalu Village, Oboro, Ikwuano Local Government Area, Abia State.

Others are: two-storey building with shops and flats at No.l03, Ozuitem, Street, Enugu Road, Amuziukwu, Umuahia, Abia State; One, two-storey building with shops and flats at No. l04, Ozuitem Street, Enugu Road, Amuziukwu, Umuahia, Abia State; two-storey building of six flats at Ukaegbu Street, Aba, Abia State; Student Hostels at Michael Okpara University of Agric, Umudike, Oboro, Ikwuano Local Government Area, Abia State; three bedroom duplex at No.1, Tola Adewumi Street, Off. Folarin Hospital, Maryland ; three-bedroom duplex at No.2, Tola Adewumi Street , Off Folarin Hospital, Maryland.

“The six property belonging to Wada are: four-bedroom duplex at Block B4, Finance Quarters, Wuye, Abuja; house at Gwale, Kano; house at Filling Mushe, Gwale Local Government Area, Kano; duplex at Saudauna Crescent, Nassarawa Kano; duplex at Dorayi Karshen Waya, behind Old BUK, Kano; house at Unguwa Uku, Kano.

“The five property belonging to Kigo are a three-bedroom bungalow at 18 Uruguay Street, Panasonic Estate, Wuse 2; four-bedroom duplex at Gudu New layout, Abuja; four-bedroom duplex at 35, Lake Chad Crescent, Maitama, Abuja; a 4 bedroom duplex at FHA, Gwarinpa new Extension beside COCIN Church and an International Secondary and Primary School (under construction) at Kuje, Abuja.

“The Four property of Zira are: Concept College London, Gwarinpa, Close to Ecobank, Abuja; block of flats at FCDA Quarters, Phase II, Block J, Flat 1 & 2 Garki, Abuja ; hotel (aka Habila Hasike’s Hotel) beside Yasekule Primary School, on the same street with Michika Local Government Secretariat, Adamawa State; A House at No.36, Malamre Wark, Jimeta, Yola, Adamawa State.

“Yusuf’s property in Gombe and Abuja are: hotel (under construction, finishing level) behind Gombe State Investment Property Company Housing Estate, Gombe State ; three-bedroom semi-detached bungalow at UU1, A&B, Sunny Homes, Dakwo District, Abuja ; three-bedroom semi-detached bungalow at U20, A&B, Sunny Homes, Dakwo District, Abuja .”

http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/news/54185-n32b-pension-fraud-trial-efcc-seizes-45-mansions.html
Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by Walexz02(m): 3:03am On Jul 17, 2012
Abeg make dem deal wif them wella cool
Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by Nobody: 3:11am On Jul 17, 2012
Hmmm
Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by dedeike: 3:37am On Jul 17, 2012
Yet some paid agents of a bitter opposition will feign ignorance to GEJ's efforts in fighting corruption.
This fraud was discovered as a result of the ongoing bio metric evaluation exercise in the federal civil service. It was not engineered by the house nor the senate nor civil society groups.
It was a bold initiative of the Minister of Finance to curb wastages and reduce corruption in the public service. At each stage, she informed the president of her findings and the president gave her the go ahead to expose all the exposables.
Today, we're seeing their prosecution. And this order for seizure offers us a temporary justice pending their eventual conviction.
The transformation breeze is blowing. More are still underway. The AIG committee has submitted its subsidy verification report. The Fg has assured us that those indicted, including the 45 companies, which FACROOK exempted, will face the law soon. I can't wait.

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Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by Tsmooth1(m): 6:26am On Jul 17, 2012
hmmm! A man was sentenced to life life in prisonment for stealing 4,500 naira phone in Maiduguri. "What else can I say, imagine hoping noni".
Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by Nobody: 6:53am On Jul 17, 2012
dedeike: Yet some paid agents of a bitter opposition will feign ignorance to GEJ's efforts in fighting corruption.
This fraud was discovered as a result of the ongoing bio metric evaluation exercise in the federal civil service. It was not engineered by the house nor the senate nor civil society groups.
It was a bold initiative of the Minister of Finance to curb wastages and reduce corruption in the public service. At each stage, she informed the president of her findings and the president gave her the go ahead to expose all the exposables.
Today, we're seeing their prosecution. And this order for seizure offers us a temporary justice pending their eventual conviction.
The transformation breeze is blowing. More are still underway. The AIG committee has submitted its subsidy verification report. The Fg has assured us that those indicted, including the 45 companies, which FACROOK exempted, will face the law soon. I can't wait.

yawn. . .we have seen this song and dance before. . .





the federal govt dog and pony show

unless these crooks do not have attachments to pdp, just more story - two weeks of spam by beaf which after which we never see the thread again

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Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by Silva79(f): 8:27am On Jul 17, 2012
They should sell those houses and return d money to d rightful owners. After that everyone indicted in the report should b sentenced 2 life imprisonment...anything short of d above na wash!

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Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by executinal(m): 9:48am On Jul 17, 2012
. . . . . and this again?? whats up with Farouk and Ote$ stuff angry angry
Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by amosy007: 9:50am On Jul 17, 2012
I wonder why these people steal! When they are not guna spend it in peace..

Funiest part. After stealing and efcc is on their tail. They start jumping around from one church/mosque/shrine to another begging God to let efcc leave them to enjoy their stolen wealth and they forgot it those people that they stole their money are not in peace

INTEGRITY IS A VIRTUE

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Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by NigeriaKwenu(m): 9:50am On Jul 17, 2012
Scape goats.
Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by StarrMatthieu: 9:54am On Jul 17, 2012
Well
Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by Okijajuju1(m): 9:55am On Jul 17, 2012
FRESH AIR BIITCHES...

In Joe we trust!!
Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by megxo(m): 9:55am On Jul 17, 2012
executinal: . . . . . and this again?? whats up with Farouk and Ote$ stuff angry angry
swept under d carpet....... a sorry country
Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by Solemntee: 10:15am On Jul 17, 2012
Good one, dis for sure will serve as a deterrence for other corrupt nigerians irrespective of d sector/ segment/ status/socio-political class.
Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by Pergrace: 10:16am On Jul 17, 2012
executinal: . . . . . and this again?? whats up with Farouk and Ote$ stuff angry angry

Its now history
Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by Nobody: 10:21am On Jul 17, 2012
Okija_juju: FRESH AIR BIITCHES...

In Joe we trust!!

E be like say na JUJU dey worry you grin
Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by Ekans: 10:21am On Jul 17, 2012
Fellow countrymen,the rate of wickedness in high places is getting alarming.The government should show no mercy to these looters because they have sent many penshioners to their early deaths.I think they should be electrocuted.
Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by jamace(m): 10:57am On Jul 17, 2012
Hmnn. Heartless people eating another man's sweat with impunity.(SMH)sadsad.

Believe me, these crooks have been given some titles by their village chiefs and are now VIPs in their various churches and mosques because of this overnight acquisition of wealth irrespective of how they got it. sad

Confistication of their assets is a good thing but govt should not fail to jail them even if it is for one day; this will document/certificate their crime forever.
Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by sylve11: 11:10am On Jul 17, 2012
Just too bad! cool
Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by rasputinn(m): 11:34am On Jul 17, 2012
It now remains for them to be completely prosecuted and jailed
Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by pembisco(m): 11:40am On Jul 17, 2012
Dt name,atiku abubakar kagi,is dt nt d foma vice president in disguise? Sounds familia...
Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by hydeenoble(m): 11:49am On Jul 17, 2012
when exactly wil dis fraud of a thing stop in dis country, cant wait to see death penalty being imposed
Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by ubandire(m): 11:52am On Jul 17, 2012
Civil servants...SMH
Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by Zutchy: 12:17pm On Jul 17, 2012
My God,civil servants are among the problems bedeviling this nation its not only the politicians again oo, shocked can you imagine.
Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by otokx(m): 12:28pm On Jul 17, 2012
They should seize them and when the court case is disposed, publicly auction the mansions.
Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by ebamma(m): 1:33pm On Jul 17, 2012
why am i not singing hallelujah?
Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by urchonox: 1:38pm On Jul 17, 2012
The issue here is not EFCC going after them,my major concern is that they will finally sweep these under the carpert and set them free,the highest thing the court will do is to set them free on bail,demanding for N100,000,000 and somebody that owns a alndd property in ABUJA to come and shortee for them,
who are those to shortee for them? it is their fellow thieves,my prayers is that God should bless us for our hard works,but for those that are bent on stealing this countrys wealth,their children and their grand-children will never see and have peace :oThe issue here is not EFCC going after them,my major concern is that they will finally sweep these under the carpert and set them free,the highest thing the court will do is to set them free on bail,demanding for N100,000,000 and somebody that owns a alndd property in ABUJA to come and shortee for them,
who are those to shortee for them? it is their fellow thieves,my prayers is that God should bless us for our hard works,but for those that are bent on stealing this countrys wealth,their children and their grand-children will never see and have peace

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Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by DammyFx: 1:50pm On Jul 17, 2012
After Calculating The Totally Sum If One Person owns this he will have to spend 1million Daily for 128years before exhausting the money grin

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Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by Nuzo1(m): 2:03pm On Jul 17, 2012
NigeriaKwenu: Scape goats.

Scape goats? How?
EFCC confisticates 45 priced properties of 6 government officials and you are not ashamed to call them scape goats?

Something is wrong somewhere. cry
Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by feelamong(m): 2:06pm On Jul 17, 2012
http://premiumtimesng.com/news/6091-some_properties_of_veronica_onyegbula.html

PHOTOS: N32.8 billion pension scam: Some exotic properties owned by Suspect Veronica Onyegbula

Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by feelamong(m): 2:09pm On Jul 17, 2012
building 2

Re: N32b Pension Fraud Trial: EFCC Seizes 45 Mansions by Afam4eva(m): 2:11pm On Jul 17, 2012
Nuzo':


Scape goats? How?
EFCC confisticates 45 priced properties of 6 government officials and you are not ashamed to call them scape goats?

Something is wrong somewhere. cry
Yes they're criminal but they're still scape goats. Even the people that are prosecuting them are criminals too.

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