The inside details of the investigation that enabled the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to secure a temporary assets forfeiture order against Ms Nora Johnson, the woman name dropping a viral video of law enforcers enforcing the ruling have emerged.
Societynow.ng gathered that one of the major revelations in the investigation which helped to establish a “prima facie” case against Ms Johnson and others is that they refunded about N507million of the estimated N1Billion they were accused of pilfering.
According to emerging details “Nora Johnson refunded N100m on account of her involvement in the fraud to the EFCC, some of the conspirators in the years-long racket refunded N400m, another accused person refunded N7m on behalf of Nora Johnson.”
The other persons being prosecuted for the estimated N1Billion fraud allegedly perpetrated in the mold of “inflating air ticket fares and over-invoicing on purchases of vehicles” are Babajide Aremu Johnson, Olabose Ibrahim Falobi, Steve Nnamdi Izebu, Steve Ibem and Bakoliza Limited.
Societynow.ng gathered that “Nora Johnson reneged on paying the expected balance, which led to her present predicament”.
The checks by societynow.ng revealed that Mike Adenuga, the man of wealth whose name Ms Johsnon was dropping at will in the video now dubbed ” a poor attempt at emotional blackmail” owned the business where the mega fraud was perpetrated.
Societynow.ng confirmed that contrary to the attempt by Ms Johnson to wipe up sentiments, the video was done in the course carrying out a valid court order by the agents on hand.
An application on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria by the EFCC in the ongoing prosecution in court resulted in the interim forfeiture of her assets on the order of Justice A.M. Liman on February 16, 2021.
The ruling of Justice A.M Liman granted an interim forfeiture order on some of the properties and the bank accounts of Ms Johnson and others involved.
The affected persons – including Ms Johnson – however, tried to block the interim forfeiture order with a counter-court case.
They reportedly sought an order to discharge the interim forfeiture of assets, an order discharging the final forfeiture order, and any other orders as deemed fit by the court societynow.ng gathered.
The July 14, 2021 ruling of Justice Allagoa on their applications, however, dashed their expectations.
Justice Allagoa ruled that the motion of Ms.Johhson and the other respondents dated March 12, 2021, be set aside
The judgment by Justice Allagoa stated “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.
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