The Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the interim forfeiture of property belonging to immediate-past governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz Yari, by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).
The presiding Judge, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, on Monday ruled in an ex parte application filed on Friday through the lawyer to the applicant, Mamhud Magaji (SAN).
The Court ordered both parties to the case to maintain the status quo pending the hearing and determination of the main suit.
Justice Taiwo restrained the two respondents from interfering with Yari’s rights under sections 34, 35, 37, 41 and 43 of the Constitution.
Recall that Justice Taiwo had on Friday granted an ex parte application by the ICPC, for the interim forfeiture of six bank accounts belonging to Yari and two other firms linked to him.
But the judge noted on Monday that Friday’s order of interim forfeiture of the bank accounts was not affected by the Monday’s ruling.
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