Court orders final forfeiture of private varsity built by ex-civil servant with stolen funds

Court orders final forfeiture of private varsity built by ex-civil servant with stolen funds

GIFMIS, an IT-based system for accounting and budget
management, was designed by the federal government to actualise integrated and
automated information systems and promote modernised fiscal processes.

 

In a statement on Saturday, the EFCC said it had filed an
order of final forfeiture of the said properties.

 

The statement said Iheanacho established before the court
the fact that Hassan built NOK University using proceeds of unlawful activities
traced to him.

 

Physical assets of the university forfeited include the
senate building, ICT building, faculty of medicine building, science deanery
building, two academic buildings, a faculty hall and other buildings.

 

The judge also ordered the interim forfeiture of Gwasmyen
water factory, Gwasmyen event centre and Gwasmyen international hotel, all said
to be linked to Hassan.

 

“The Commission, had, through its investigative Officer,
Adaora Asabe Oragudosi investigated some verified intelligence bordering on
criminal conspiracy, stealing, abuse of office and money laundering against
some staff of the Federal Ministry of Health where the properties ordered
forfeited were traced to the defendant,” the statement reads.

 

Delivering judgment on the matter on Friday, the court held
that the respondent failed woefully in tilting the scale of evidence in his
favour.

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