By Sylvanus Ofekun
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission ICPC will apply for an interim forfeiture of properties seized from top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation, thebreakingtimes.com can report.
Mrs.Resheedat Okoduwa, spokesperson of the commission confirmed the development on Monday in Abuja.
“We have published the seized properties on two newspapers today.The Commission is still carrying on investigation and we will arraign them after conclusion of the investigation. The only thing we can apply for is interim forfeiture of the seized properties. Please note that the chairman of the commission has the power to seize any property without getting any court order.”Mrs.Okoduwa said.
The ICPC Spokesperson added that the words seize and seal are one and the same.
“The word seize and seal are the same, but when we seal a property,the occupiers can still reside in the building but the owner is no longer in charge.”She added.
The ICPC Investigation has indicted the President of the NFF,Amaju Pinnick,2nd Vice President/Chairman of the LMC,Shehu Dikko , Head of NFF Technical Committee, Ahmed Yusuf, and NFF General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi.
The seized properties was on Guardian newspaper publication today dated 16th September,2019 and obtained by our correspondent reveals that Pinnick owned a majority of the properties, with one of them situated in the United Kingdom.
The document showed Pinnick’s properties seized as a mansion located at 2C Layi Ajayi Bembe Street, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos; a bungalow located at 3, Oritsejafor Close, GRA, Warri; Brownhill Event Centre located at Plot 6/7 ELF Road, Ogunmu-Warri, Warri Central, Delta State.
Other Pinnick’s properties seized by the anti-graft agency are a bungalow located at First House, 3rdStreet, DDPA Housing Estate, besides Delta Broadcasting Service, Asaba, Delta State; an apartment at Regents Plaza, 8 Greville Road, North Maida Vale, London NW6 5HU, UK; Plot 1805 Cadastral Zone A10 Maitama II, Abuja vide Right of Occupancy dated 15/05/2019 with file no. DT 64003.
The document listed Sanusi’s seized properties as the house beside the Mosque of Alheri School, off Tsafe Road, near Guiwa Low-cost Housing Estate, Sokoto; Plot 8001 Cadastral Zone E08 vide offer letter dated May 15, 2019 with file number KW30584; and a property at 6A, Tangier Street, off Sudan Street, Zone 6, Abuja.
Two seized properties belonging to Yusuf, according to the document, are a bungalow located at First House on Prison Yard Road, off David Mark Road, Minna, Niger State; and another bungalow located at Bosso Estate, behind State Government, Orphanage Home, Minna, Niger State.
Four properties belong to Shehu Dikko was also seized.The properties are; a masion located at No. 1River Benue Street, Maitama, Abuja.
Plot No 1276 Cadastral Zone BO6 Mabushi Vide Right of Occupancy, dated 27/04/2007 with file number KD 22878.
House No.10 Ohikere Road,GRA Unguwar Rimi,Kaduna.
Plot NO 669 Cadastral Zone B05 Utako,Vide Right of Occupancy,dated 26/03/2006 with file number KD21141.
The ICPC noted that the notice will be serve to the Land Ministries,departments and Offices in the states where the properties are suited.
The information was signed by the ICPC Chairman,Prof.Bolaji Owasanoye.