Court of appeal dismisses application filed against federal government

Written by on December 17, 2021

A three-man panel of the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, dismissed the application filed by one Francis Momoh and affirmed the final forfeiture of properties worth 1.8 billion naira recovered from a former Executive Director, Projects, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Tuoyo Omatsuli, to the Federal Government.

Justice Chuka Obiozor of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, had, on Monday, December 10, 2018, ordered the final forfeiture of the properties which include; Block 117, Plot 4, Lekki Peninsula Scheme, TPAO 992, Ikate Ancient City, Eti-Osa L.G.A, Lagos, measuring 1,804.089Sqm and Plots 1-18, Block 43, TPAO 992, Ikate Ancient City, Lekki Peninsula, Eti-Osa, Lagos, measuring 10,000Sqm.

Others are Plot 1b, Northern Business District, Lekki Peninsula Scheme 1, measuring 1,000Sqm and Plot 1; Block 25, Lekki Peninsula Residential Scheme 1, Eti-Osa L.G.A, measuring 2,989.10Sqm, to the Federal Government.

Displeased with the Order, Momoh had approached the appellate court seeking to set aside the order of the court, but in a judgment read by Justice Daniel Kalio, the appellate court held that Momoh did not place any material before the court to enable it disturb the findings of the lower court.

Kevin Madu











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