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ICPC secures order to seize 60 houses from NSCDC commandant

CORRUPTION: Civil servant to forfeit properties worth N124.5m to govt

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), has secured a temporary forfeiture order to seize 60 houses belonging to a Deputy Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ms Adenike Ishola.

The anti-graft agency, stated this in a statement it posted on its website on Monday, claiming that Ishola has been on the run after jumping bail.

The ICPC further stated that a High Court sitting in Abuja granted the interim forfeiture order on assets linked to Ishola and her company located at Sabon Lugbe, Abuja, adding that part of the assets was an estate comprising of 60 buildings at the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja.

“In its sustained determination to recover assets acquired with the proceeds of crime by corrupt persons, the ICPC has secured an interim forfeiture order on two assets located at Sabon Lugbe, Abuja.

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“Following a motion of ex parte filed by counsel for the ICPC, John Okwor, Justice Okon-Abang of the Federal High Court 6, sitting in Abuja granted the order against the assets linked to an erstwhile staff of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ms Adenike Ishola, and her company, Faith Winners Properties Nigeria Ltd.

“The properties include an estate of 60 buildings at Plot No. MF1296 (10.9ha), Sabon Lugbe South-West Extension (Goza Airport Road), Abuja, and a property at Plot No.ED1295 (9.6ha), located at Sabon Lugbe South-West Extension (Goza Airport Road), Abuja.

“Ishola, a Deputy Commandant, 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 collaboration with her employer. In the course of the trial, Ishola jumped bail, and available information indicates that she is out of the country”, the statement reads.

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