Ex -Perm Sec. To Forfeit N664m, $137,680 To FG

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos South West Nigeria on Tuesday ordered that a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of labour and Productivity, Dr Clement Illoh Onubuogo alleged to have been involved in the Sure-P scam to permanently forfeit the sums of N664 million and $137,680.11 to the Federal Government of Nigeria. At the resumed hearing of the case, counsel to Onubuogo, Mr Tom Awana told the court that his client has two applications, one challenging the jurisdiction of the court and the other for discharge of the earlier order of the court granting the interim order for forfeiture of the properties in question.

Mr. Awana, however, added that the case being a civil case and the discussion between his client and the EFCC on the need to settle out of court, would be withdrawing the two applications. Counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo in his submission confirmed the position of the move to settle out of court and stated that he will not be opposing the withdrawals of the two applications filed by the defendant and urged the court to strike out the two applications for the coast to be cleared for out of court settlement.

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