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Ex-Niger Governor Aliyu To Forfeit Houses, Cars, N57m

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Ex-Governor of Niger state, Babangida Aliyu

Justice Yellim Bogoro of the Federal High Court in Minna on Tuesday ordered the interim forfeiture of some assets belonging to former governor of Niger State Babangida Aliyu.

Aliyu is to forfeit two duplex houses in Minna, a farmland with 12 chalets and four resort buildings at Birgi Minna, and N57m.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said the aforementioned assets were linked to proceeds of crimes the ex-governor was being prosecuted for.

Justice Bogoro gave the order following an application filed by the EFCC.

He ordered that the assets would remain temporarily forfeited to the Federal Government pending the trial of Aliyu and his co-defendant, Umar Nasko.

Aliyu and Nasko are facing charges of conspiracy and diversion of over N1bn ecological funds which the state was said to have received from the Federal Government in 2014.

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