Embattled Former Enugu Chief Justice Forfeits N50m To FG

Embattled Former Enugu Chief Justice Forfeits N50m To FG
Embattled Former Enugu Chief Justice Forfeits N50m To FG

Embattled Former Enugu Chief Justice Forfeits N50m To FG

The Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, has ordered that the former Chief Justice of Enugu State, Justuce Innocent Umezulike forfeits the sum of fifty million naira (N50Million) to the federal government.

In tne judgement delivered on Thursday, December 7, 2017, the court dismissed an appeal filed against the EFCC by the former Chief Judge, challenging the interim forfeiture of the sum in his Zenith Bank account.

The court presided over by Honourable Justice Ogunwumiju, while dismissing the appeal filed by the former CJ, upheld the argument of Wahab Shittu in favour of EFCC.

Umezulike had appealed the order of Justice A. M Liman of the Federal High Court, Enugu in March 2017 forfeiting the fund, following EFCC’s application seeking the freezing, seizure and forfeiture of properties linked to the former CJ.

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