Legal Nigeria

Cocaine smuggling: Court orders interim forfeiture of Brazil-returnee’s funds

The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered an interim forfeiture of the N4,413,110.03 found in a bank account linked to a Brazil-returnee, Okoewo Ikechukwu.

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke placed the funds in the Federal Government’s custody following an ex -parte application filed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) through its counsel Juliana Imaobong Iroabuchi.

Iroabuchi, relying on Sections 44 (2)(K) of the 1999 Constitution, Sections 31(A) and (C); 3; 34 and 36 of NDLEA Act, 2004, said the order would prevent the disposal or dissipation of the said funds by the defendant during and pending the conclusion of his prosecution.

Credit : THE NATION.