EFCC hides name of ‘top military officer’ caught in N3.7bn corrupt acquisition

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in a statement it issued on Monday, failed to name ‘a top military officer’ it claimed enriched himself corruptly.

In the said release published on its Facebook page, the EFCC said the unnamed military officer acquired several landed properties valued at over N3, 007, 000, 000 (Three Billion and Seven Million Naira) through proxies.

One of such, the EFCC claimed, was late General Aminu Maude.

Other proxies used by the corrupt officer are Atlasfield Integrated Services Nigeria Limited, Marhaba Events Place, Aflac Plastics and Atlasfield Gas Plant Limited.

“The forfeited properties, situated on lands valued at over N3, 007, 000, 000 (Three Billion and Seven Million Naira) are located in different parts of Kano, Katsina, Calabar (Cross River State) and Kaduna. They included Fuel Stations, Event Centers, Plazas, Block Industries, Truck Assembly Plant, Polythene Production factory and table water factory.
“Some of the properties include undeveloped plot located at Rake, Adjacent to Dara Orthopedic Hospital, Kano valued at N300, 000, 000 (Three Hundred Million Naira); 117 hectares of land located at Adiabo, Oduapani L,G covered by Certificated of Occupancy No. OD/23/2011 dated 21/2/ 2011 in Calabar, Cross River State, valued at N386, 000, 000 (Three Hundred and Eighty Six Million Naira); Truck Assembly at Ring Road, adjacent to AA Affa Filling Station, Kano, valued at N206, 000, 000 (Two Hundred and Six million Naira) and Marhaba Event Centre, Guda Abdulahi Road Farm Centre, Kano valued at N250, 000, 000 (Two Hundred and Fifty Million naira).”


The EFCC said Justice N. E Maha of the Fderal High Court sitting in Abuja, granted the (forfeiture) order “in the absence of any contestation.”

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