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EFCC and MET Police Scavenging for assets in London belonging to ex-governors

Law enforcement officials in London and The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are currently working together in order to trace assets purchased by six ex-governors while in Office, including some of the ex-Governors currently on trial. The assets in question is worth over three trillion naiara; some of the assets were acquired between 2005 and 2011. One of the governors purchased a mansion in London, without a mortgage, for 1.6 million pounds in 2005. Officials of the EFCC and the Met Police discussed extensively on monday regarding information each party knows about the ex-governors, tracing the sources of the assets in question, and securing court injuctions for the purpose of siezing the assets temporarily pending the decision of the Court. A source conversant with the meeting between the EFCC and London Metropolitan Police made the following statements: “We have some intelligence reports on the assets acquired by these ex-governors and we have turned in these to Met Police for verification.”
“While the EFCC team was led by its chairman, Mrs. Farida Waziri, a crack intelligence officer, Peter Clark led the Met Police group.
“It is too early to give details of the ongoing investigation of the UK assets of these governors but we have gathered some dossiers on them for the Met Police to assist us.”
The source responded to a question by stating: “The outcome of the Met Police investigation will be useful for trial here at home or abroad. If necessary, some of these ex-governors may be extradited to the UK for trial.”
“I can tell you that there is no place to hide for them.”
The assets in question may be lawfully siezed by Nigerian Law enforcement officials based on The Interim Forfeiture Order in Sections 26 and 29 of the EFCC Act.
The section states: “Any property subject to forfeiture under this Act may be seized by the commission in the following circumstances- (a) the seizure is incidental to an arrest or search; or (b) in the case of property liable to forfeiture upon process issued by the Court following an application made by the Commission in accordance with the prescribed rules”
“Whenever property is seized under any of the provisions of this Act, the Commission may-(a) place the property under seal; or (b) remove the property to a place designated by the Commission.
“Properties taken or detained under this section shall be deemed to be in custody of the Commission, subject only to an order of a Court.”
British and Nigerian Officials have been working together in the last couple of years; A former Acting British High Commissioner to Nigeria, James Tansley, on September 27, 2007, returned part of the assets that ex-Governor of Plateau State, Chief Joshua Dariye and other Nigerian officials had diverted to London; The amount returned were two cheques of more than 126,000 pounds.
A cheque of $2 million belonging to former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, was also returned to Nigeria by the British government.
The ex-governors in question, led states in deifferent parts of Nigeria namely south-west, south-east, north-east, south-south, and North-Central. What are you thinking?

8 Responses to “EFCC and MET Police Scavenging for assets in London belonging to ex-governors”

  1. Jock says:

    Boom shakalaka boom boom, porelbm solved.

  2. Louisa says:

    You cudoln’t pay me to ignore these posts!

  3. naija says:

    Buhari should go rest somewhere, he has no case here because people voted for Jonathan. Let us join to move this country forward at to join other good Naija people


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