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Court To Hear Application On Kola Aluko’s Forfeited Properties

Justice Mohammed Liman of a Federal High Court, Lagos, has fixed November 21 for hearing of applications filed in respect of temporarily forfeited $55m properties, belonging to Kola Aluko, an ally of the former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke.

Justice Liman fixed the date after counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Rotimi Oyedepo, told the court that he was just being served with applications from Aluko’s counsel, Quadri Aderogba and another lawyer, Ammed O Ammed, who told the court that he was representing parties seeking to be joined in the suit.

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Justice Liman had on October 22, ordered interim forfeiture of some properties belonging to Aluko, while granting an ex-parte application filed by the EFCC.

In granting the application, Justice Liman had ordered EFCC to publish the order in a national daily newspaper, to enable anybody that has interest in the properties to show cause so that the properties will not be finally forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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