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Sen Nwaoboshi begs court to vacate order that handed his property to govt

Sen Nwaoboshi begs court to vacate order that handed his property to govt

The senator representing Delta North, Peter Nwaoboshi, has asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to vacate its earlier interim forfeiture order on his assets.

The court presided over by Justice Taiwo Taiwo, had on July 5, ordered that the senator should forfeit several of his properties temporarily to the Federal Government.

The court had given him, or anyone claiming to be the owner of the forfeited assets 30 days to prove to the court why the assets should not permanently become Nigerian Government’s property.

However, in a suit filed on Wednesday by the senator, he urged the court to vacate the interim forfeiture order.

Counsel to Nwaoboshi, Mr Robbert Clarke (SAN), in a motion on notice asked the court to set aside its earlier ruling.

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Justice Taiwo, after hearing the motion, adjourned the matter till August 19, to allow all parties in the matter file all the necessary processes in the interest of justice.

The Presidential panel in charge of recovering stolen public properties had since July 14, taken temporary possession of the several properties said to be owned by the Delta North senator.

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