The Federal Government, yesterday, asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to freeze undeclared assets that were traced to the Deputy Senate President, Mr. Ike Ekweremadu.
Nigerian government through an ex-parte motion marked FHC/ABJ/CS/284/2018, specifically applied for an interim court order “temporarily attaching/forfeiting the properties listed in Schedule B hereunder, to the Federal Government of Nigeria, pending the conclusion of further inquiry/investigation by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property and/or possible arraignment of the Respondent”.
The motion, filed on behalf of the government by Lagos based lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN, named nine of the properties in Nigeria, two in London, eight in Dubai and three others in the United States of America.
According to Keyamo, the Deputy Senate President owned 40, 000 – Prime & Power Konsult Ltd (purportedly valued at N40 Million), 50,000 – Prime Properties Ltd (purportedly valued at N50 Million), 70,000 – Spider Construction Ltd (purportedly valued at N36 Million) that were not declared to the CCB.
The suit also alleged that Ekweremadu had other undeclared properties in Abuja.
Keyamo said some of the properties in Abuja are located on no. 11, Evans Enwerem Street, Apo Legislative Quarters, Apo, Abuja, Plot 2633 Kyami, Abuja, Housing Estate (Plot 1106 CRD, Cadastral Zone 07-07, Lugbe, Abuja, Plot 2782 Asokoro Extension, Abuja, Houses at Citi Park Estate, Gwagwalada, Abuja, Plot 1474 Cadastral Zone BD6, Mabushi, Abuja, Congress Court, Abuja, Flat 1, Block D25, Athletics Street, (24th Street) Games Village, Abuja, Plot 66, 64 Crescent, Gwarimpa Estate, Abuja.