ICPC Secures Temporary Forfeiture of Assets Belonging to Ex-Civil Defence Commandant
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has secured an Interim Forfeiture Order on two assets located at Sabon Lugbe, Abuja.
This is part of the aim of the agency to sustain its determination to recover assets acquired with the proceeds of crime by corrupt persons.
The order is following a motion ex parte filed by counsel to ICPC, John Paul Okwor. Justice Okon Abang J. of Federal High Court sitting in Abuja granted the order against the assets linked to an erstwhile staff of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Adenike Ishola Bintu and her company, Faith Winners Properties Nigeria Ltd.
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The properties include an estate of 60 buildings at Plot No. MF1296 (10.9ha), Sabon Lugbe South West Extension (Goza Airport Road), Abuja, and property at Plot No. ED1295 (9.6ha) located at Sabon Lugbe South West Extension (Goza Airport Road), Abuja.
Bintu, who was a Deputy Commandant with NSCDC, and her company are standing trial before the Federal Capital Territory High Court in CHARGE NO: FCT/HC/CR/101/2013 for using her company to hoodwink unsuspecting members of the public into subscribing for allocation in a proposed housing estate while passing off the said estate project as a collaboration with her employer.
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Bintu had jumped bail in the course of the trial. Available information indicates that she is out of the country.