A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos yesterday ordered temporary forfeiture of the sum of N75million discovered by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in the account of Mike Ozekhome (SAN), domiciled in Guaranty Trust Bank.
The court presided by Justice Abdulaziz Anka gave the order while delivering ruling in a motion ex-parte filed by the anti-graft agency seeking that Ozekhome's account be temporary frozen on the ground that the sum of N75 million deposited in it on December 15, 2016 was suspected to be proceed of crime.
Justice Anka while ruling on the motion ex-parte, ordered that Ozekhome's account with the sum of N75 million be forfeited for 120 days.
Howver the government has withdrawn the corruption charges brought against the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Ahmed Saleh, and two others.
He was charged alongside Muhammed Sheriff, the Director of Finance and Rilwanu Lawal, the Chief Accountant of the Apex Court.
At the resumed session, the Prosecution Counsel, Mrs. Hajara Yusuf, informed the court that she was directed by the Attorney General of the Federation to withdraw the case.
The defendants were accused of misappropriating over N2 billion between 2009 and 2016.