$2.8m Seized At Enugu Airport: Court Backs EFCC

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A Federal High Court in Port Harcourt has refused to vacate the interim forfeiture order granted on December 28, 2018 in respect of $2.8 million, seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Enugu Zonal Office.

EFCC arrests 2 persons with $2.8m cash in suitcases Why Wike’s re-election will be walkover —Okah ADVERTISING The EFCC, on December 20, seized the money from two persons at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

The carriers were Ighoh Augustine and Ezekwe Emmanuel who were suspected to be money launderers.

While filing application for interim forfeiture on December 24, 2018, the Commission also filed an affidavit of urgency for the matter to be heard before a vacation Judge sitting in Port Harcourt. Justice A.T.

Mohammed, on December 28, ruled in favour of the Commission, as the court granted the order of interim forfeiture, pending the determination of the case.

At the resumed hearing of the case on Friday, January 4, 2019, Charles Ajuya, SAN, appeared for the Respondents and prayed the Court to vacate the interim order.

But the EFCC counsel, Anasoh Onyedikachi Henry, who filed eight paragraphs Affidavit of Facts stated the progress made by the Commission in the investigation. He also presented before the court, the newspaper publication in respect of the court order.​

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