The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Sokoto Zonal Office, has secured the final forfeitures of N60, 000, 000 (Sixty Million Naira) cash recovered from a certain Murtala Muhammad in Zamfara.
In her ruling, Justice Fatima Murtala Aminu of the Federal High Court, sitting in Gusau, Zamfara also granted the final forfeiture to the federal government, of the Prado Jeep which was the carrier of the money.
Muhammed was apprehended by the operatives of the EFCC, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, while conveying the amount in four ‘Ghana-must-go’ bags inside a Black Land Cruiser Prado Jeep with registration No: DKA 67 PX (Kaduna), at No.145 Igala Housing Estate, off By-pass Road Gusau, Zamfara State.
The court had earlier ruled that a publication in national dailies for any person or persons claiming the funds to come forward and defend such.
Justice Fadima held that: “A final forfeiture order of this honourable court is hereby granted, forfeiting to the Federal Government of Nigeria the money sum of N60,000,000.00 (Sixty Million Naira) and a Black Land Cruiser Prado Jeep which are reasonably suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activity.”