Justice Folasade Giwa-Ogunbanjo of a Federal High Court in Abuja, has granted an interim forfeiture order on 23 landed properties traced to the embattled former boss of Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina.
The court granted the order on yesterday after hearing an ex parte motion by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
The court also gave an order directing the publication of the order of interim forfeiture in any national daily newspaper.
The newspaper publication is aimed at inviting any person(s) or body(ies) who may have interest in the assets and properties listed in the schedule to show cause, within 14 days of such publication, why a final order of forfeiture to the Federal Government of the said assets and properties should not be made.
The ex parte motion, which was moved by Mohammed Abubakar alleged that the said properties were suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities traced to Miana and his associates.
It was brought pursuant to Section 17(1) and (3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act 2006.
The properties include houses, estates, companies among others located in Abuja, Kaduna, Borno and Nasarawa States.