EFCC marks late Adeyemo Alakija’s Lagos property for investigation
The Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has opened an investigation into the property of the late Sir Adeyemo Alakija located in Lagos state.
The EFCC has taken this step due to the undated Vesting Deed allegedly made by two executors of Alakija’s will.
According to the anti-graft agency, the investigation of the property located at No 10 Keffi Street, South West, Ikoyi, Lagos, comes in the wake of a petition by two of the grandchildren of Alakija.
The undated Vesting Deed which was prepared by Messers O. Akindeko and registered at the Federal Land Registry, Ikoyi was made over the property.
A family source, according to LagosPost, said the petition dated November 28, 2022, was filed by Ms Modupe Alakija and Ms Oreoluwa Alakija, children of the first twin son of late Sir Alakija, Taiwo Alakija, who has also died.
In the petition, the duo claimed that the property is a family property and does not belong solely to Mr Alaba Alakija, who is claiming that by the undated Vesting Deed, he is the sole owner of the property.
Also, they claimed that the registered undated Vesting Deed in the name of two deceased executors of the Will of the late Sir Alakija is a forged document.
Alaba Alakija, to whom the property was allegedly vested to, was invited by the EFCC for questioning at the time he put up the property for sale or lease.
EFCC has, however, marked the property under investigation to prevent any incident that would affect their probe.