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Nigerian govt tells court to stop Ekweremadu from further selling-off his properties

The Federal Government of Nigeria has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to restrain the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu from further selling off his properties.

The Federal Government made the appeal in a counter affidavit filed on Thursday in response to Ekweremadu’s motion on notice.

It told the court that Ekweremadu, in a desperate bid to avoid forfeiting the properties to the Federal Government, has already sold two of his three undeclared properties in Kissimmee, Florida, United States of America.

While accusing him of employing delay tactics to frustrate the suit, the Federal Government averred that the properties which were bought in 2008 for $200,000 each were put on the market in January and sold for $150,000 to the same buyer on February 20, 2018.

The Federal Government further prayed the court to grant the application to enable the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, led by Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla to also investigate the alleged buyers.

Justice Binta Nyako, however, adjourned the matter to June 5, 2018, for hearing.

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