Justice Mahmood Abdulgafar of the Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin has ordered the interim forfeiture of a four-bedroom bungalow belonging to a self-acclaimed herbalist, Jamiu Isiaka, who defrauded a South Korean, Keun Sig Kim, of about N30 million in an oil and gas contract scam.
The property, located at Oke Foma in Ilorin Local Government Area, according to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is believed to be part of the proceeds of Isiaka’s fraudulent activities.
The EFCC Ilorin Zonal Office had on June 10, 2019 arraigned him for impersonating the then Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Makanti Baru; the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, and the National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Aminat Zakari among others, to defraud Kim.
Counsel for the EFCC, Andrew Akoja, who moved the application for the interim forfeiture, further prayed the Court to “appoint a competent person or firm to manage the property.”
Justice Abdulgafar, afterwards, granted the application and ordered for interim forfeiture of the property.
The order, the judge held, should be published in a national daily newspaper.
He then adjourned the case to March 19 for further hearing.