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One year after,Nnamani moves to recover ‘forfeited’ landed property


Chimaroke Nnamani

Chimaroke Nnamani

About one year after the Federal High Court presided over by Justice Mohammed Yunusa ordered the forfeiture of assets of companies belonging to former Enugu Governor, Chimaroke Nnamani, to the Federal Government, the ex-governor has returned to court to ask for the repossession of his landed property.

Justice Yunusa had on July 7, 2015, in the case of money laundering against the former governor brought by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) pronounced the assets of four companies belonging to him and all funds standing to their credit in various banks forfeited to the Federal Government after they had been convicted for the offence leveled against them.

The four companies include Renaissance University Teaching Hospital,Cosmos FM, Capital City Automobile Nigeria Limited and Rainbow net Nigeria limited as well as their landed property, shares and equipment jointly numbering about 81 scattered across various locations in Enugu, Abakaliki, Aba, Owerri, Onitsha and Umuahia.

However, in a suit no E/366/15, which he filed at the Federal High Court, Enugu, the ex-governor is asking for an order of court to enable him repossesses his landed property consisting of five duplexes at Independence Layout, Enugu and which he said were occupied without his consent or license by unknown persons. He stated that the said property named plot Q 1, Q series housing estate, Independence Layout, was the subject of the deed of sub lease between him and the Enugu State Housing Development Corporation and registered as No 57 at page 57 in Volume 1496 of the land registry office, Enugu.

Nnamani had argued that during the process leading to the 2015 general elections in which he participated as senatorial candidate of his party, that he had sent his campaign team to the property for use as his campaign office to discover to his chagrin that “unknown persons had occupied the property”.

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