More details have emerged on the cause of the drama thrown up by the woman now identified as Ms Nora Olumide Johnson while the officers of the Economic Financial Crimes Commission were carrying out a court order.
TheEFCC agents were enforcing an Interim Forfeiture order of assets against Ms Johnson when she started throwing about the name of Dr Mike Adenuga.
The Court order was first issued by Justice A.M Liman on February 16, 2021, in the ongoing prosecution of Ms Johnson and others for financial misconducts estimated to the tune of N1Billion.
Ms Johnson and Babajide Aremu Johnson, Olabose Ibrahim Falobi, Steve Nnamdi Izebu, Steve Ibem, and Bakoliza Limited – her co respondents – are accused of inflating air ticket fares and over-invoicing on purchases of vehicles reportedly to the tune of over one billion Naira (N1billion) in one of the businesses owned by a major employer of Labor, Adenuga societynow.ng learned.
The interim forfeiture of assets order against the respondents was revalidated by Justice Allagoa on July 14, 2021, when he set aside their motions dated March 12, 2021, seeking to block the forfeiture order and upheld the ruling of Justice Liman with the judgment which declared that “ the order of Justice Liman stands in all its ramifications” and “That the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) are entitled to take possession of all that property subject of the Order of my Lord A.M. Liman on the 16th day of February 2021.”
Emerging details have it behind the dramatics of throwing up the name of her former employer in what has been dubbed “emotional blackmail” while the court order was been carried lays attempts by Ms Joshnon’s co-respondents to pay back the “ill-gotten” fund that landed them in trouble with the law.
The information available revealed that over N400m of the estimated N1billion has been refunded by the other respondents.
This development is said to be playing a vital role in the ongoing prosecution.
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