A Federal High Court in Lagos State has ordered the interim forfeiture of the funds and properties traced to Abidemi Rufai, an aide of Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, who is facing wire fraud charges in the United States.
The court also included in the order landed property in the name of Mr Rufai who has already been suspended from his duties.
The affected property includes House 11. Omodayo Awotuga Street, Bera Estate, Chevy View, Lekki, Lagos. The funds frozen are deposited in his accounts with two new generation banks.
Justice Tijjani Ringim made the order sequel to an ex parte motion filed and argued by a counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes (EFCC) Ebuka Okongwu, on Monday.