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SENATOR PETER NWAOBOSHI & ORS v. FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

(2018) JELR 38593 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  CA/L/1388/2017  •  24 May 2018  •  Nigeria

Coram
YARGATA BYENCHIT NIMPAR JCA; UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU JCA; ABIMBOLA OSARUGUE OBASEKI-ADEJUMO JCA;

Judgement

UGOCHUKWU ANTHONY OGAKWU, J.C.A. (Delivering the Leading Judgment): On 24th April 2017, the Federal High Court, Lagos Division made an order for the temporary attachment and taking over by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of the property, a 12 floor high rise building, situate at No. 27 Marine Road, Apapa. The basis for the order was that the Appellants were being investigated for the offences of stealing, forgery and money laundering.

The said order was made in SUIT NO. FHC/L/CS/584/2017: FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA v. SENATOR PETER NWAOBOSHI and ORS. When the Appellants got wind of the order which was made ex parte, they filed an application praying the lower Court to set aside the said ex parte order. The application was contested and its Ruling delivered on 4th October 2017, the lower Court dismissed the application. The Appellants being dissatisfied have brought the instant appeal.

The Ruling of the lower Court is at pages 332-349 of the Records, while the Noticeā€¦

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