Human Rights Activist, Mike Ozekhome, lands in trouble

Human Rights Activist and Lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, has landed in fresh trouble.

The trouble? A Federal High Court in Lagos ordered the temporary forfeiture of the sum of N75 million.

The money was found in his Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) account. It was discovered by EFCC.

The presiding Judge, Justice Abdulaziz Anka, delivered a ruling in a Motion Ex-parte filed by EFCC.

The motion sought that Ozakhome’s account is temporarily frozen.

EFCC said the money deposited in his account on 15th December 2016, was suspected to be proceeds of crime.

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The application was filed before the court by Rotimi Oyedepo.

EFCC’s lawyer, Mr. Idris Mohammed, informed the court that the application was brought before the court pursuant to section 29 of EFCC Act.

Idris presented exhibits marked exhibit 01, 02 and 03 and attached with the Motion Ex-parte.

This was in addition to an affidavit of urgency sworn to by an investigator of the agency, Tosin Owobo.

He urged the court to grant the application ordering temporary forfeiture of the account for 120 days.

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Acceding to the request of EFCC, Justice Anka ordered that Ozekhome’s be forfeited for 120 days.

The judge also ordered that any party not satisfied with the ruling could appeal.