New Lawsuit challenges EFCC’s right to seize Yakubu’s property, cash

A new lawsuit is challenging the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  law enforcement’s  authority to seize property and money found in former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Andrew Yakubu’s house in Kaduna.

Yakubu has sued the EFCC to a Federal High Court in Kano in his bid to quash the forfeiture order granted by Justice Zainab Bage that he should forfeit $9.8 million and 74,000 pounds allegedly recovered from his house to the Federal Government.

Barr. Abdulkarim Kabiru Maude said his client had applied for Motion on Notice, seeking the court to dismiss the forfeiture order earlier granted to the EFCC by Justice Zainab’s court.

The EFCC spokesperson, Kano office, Idris Nadabo, who confirmed the development, said the hearing on the matter would take place on March 7.


(Per second news)