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Court orders final forfeiture of 324 houses in Kano



The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Wednesday, said it had secured the final forfeiture of 324 properties recovered from the Kano State Pension Fund Trustees.

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja gave the order of final forfeiture while ruling on a motion by the EFCC to that effect.

The EFCC had told the judge that the properties were “reasonably suspected to be proceeds of unlawful activities of the Kano State Pension Fund Trustees.”

The Director, Media and Publicity, EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren,  in a correspondence obtained by our correspondent on Wednesday, said the properties include 168 homes situated at Sheikh Ja’afar Mahmud Adam, Bandirawo City, Kano; 122 houses at Sheikh Nasiru Kabara (Amana City), Kano and 38 houses at Sheikh Khalifa Ishaq Rabiu City, Kano.

Uwujaren added, “The 168 houses at Sheikh Ja’afar Mahmud Adam Bandirawo City are made up of 55 units of two-bedroom semi-detached houses; 51 units of three-bedroom houses; seven units of three-bedroom converted; 17 units of three-bedroom carport; three units of four-bedroom duplex; nine units of five-bedroom duplex and 22 units of three-bedroom green-roof.

“The 122 houses at Sheikh Nasiru Kabara, Kano include 14 units of two-bedroom semi-detached houses; 62 units of two-bedroom semi-detached houses;  four units of three-bedroom  converted; 13 units of three-bedroom converted ; three units of three-bedroom detached houses; 11 units of three-bedroom detached houses, three units of three-bedroom carport, five units of three-bedroom carport two units of three-bedroom green roof; three units of four-bedroom carport and  two units of four-bedroom Pergola.

“The 38 houses at Sheikh Khalifa Ishaq Rabiu City, Kano include 19 units of three-bedroom bungalow; five units of three green roof; six units of four-bedroom duplex, two units of four-bedroom BQ, one unit of four-bedroom duplex and five units of five-bedroom duplex.”

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