A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered an interim forfeiture of properties belonging to the lawmaker representing Delta North senatorial district, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.
The embattled lawmaker was recently referred to the Office of the Department of Public Prosecutions, Federal Ministry of Justice by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel led by Chief Okoi Obono-Obla for allegedly making false assets declaration in his Form, submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau.
Delivering judgment in suit filed by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel headed by Okoi Obono-Obla, the court also placed a post-no-debit order on 22 bank accounts linked to Senator Nwaoboshi.
According to the ruling, 14 properties and 22 bank accounts linked to the senator are to be temporarily forfeited to the federal government.
The court order, signed by the court Registrar, Blessing Chibuzo-Ugwu, also states that any person with interest or third party interest in the listed properties should within 30 days show reasons why the properties should not be permanently forfeited to the Federal Government.
The 22 bank accounts are domiciled in four different commercial banks, while the forfeited properties are located in Delta, Abuja and Lagos.