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Police Pension Scam: Court Freezes Kigo, Attang’s Assets
A High Court in Abuja has granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC an interim order to take possession of assets and properties belonging to Atiku Abubakar Kigo and Uzoma CyrilAttang over their involvement in a N32.8 billion Police pension scam.
Justice Sunday E. Aladetoyinbo gave the order in pursuant of Section 29 (a) and (b) of the EFCC Establishment Act 2004.
Consequently, the accounts of the suspects have been frozen pending the final determination of the corruption case filed against them.
Attang, a former assistant director at the Police Pension Office between 2005 and 2008 and Kigo, a former director of the office were first arraigned on March 29, 2012 on 16-count criminal charge bordering on conspiracy and criminal breach of trust before Justice Mohammed Talba of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Gudu, Abuja alongside seven others.
Properties covered by the interim order include a block of 4 flats at 3 Mama Ada Street, Alasia, Ajah, Lagos; a block of 4 flats at 33 Pamona Street, Sun City Estate, Abuja; blocks of flats at 71 Pamona Street, Sun City, Abuja; a piece of land and a 3 bedroom duplex along Ajah- Epe Express Way, Alasia, Lagos; 2 blocks of 3 bedroom duplex at 13 & 15 Adele Road, Apapa, Lagos; 2 units of 2 bedroom bungalows at Plot E148, Prince and Princess Estate, Abuja.
Other properties include: 5 bedroom house at Ikot- Nseten,Ikono, AkwaIbom State; a 4 bedroom house at Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State; shops 1,2 & 3 at Garki 2 Ultra Modern Market, Abuja; 3 bedroom bungalow at 44 Main Street, Sun City, Abuja; 3 bedroom bungalow, 8 pomona Street, Sun City, Abuja and 5 bedroom House, at 12 Olushola Agbaje Street, Lekki Phase 1,Lagos; Shops/Office B74 & B76,Effab Mall, Area 11,Gark- Abuja; Shops E1 to E5, F6 & F7 at Oba Elegushi Market, Jakande Estate, Lekki-Lagos.
Also included are: Shops D11, C03, C04, C07, C08 & D02 at Effab Mall, Area 11,Garki-Abuja; Shops 174,176,185,186 &187 at Ikota Shopping Complex, Ajah, Lagos; a Warehouse at 3, Nwanyinkwo Street, Ajah, Lekki, Lagos and a Water Factory at Industrial Estate, Idi Iroko Road, Otta, Ogun State.
Some companies allegedly operated and used as conduits by Attang to siphon public funds were also confiscated. They include: Anifon Nigeria Limited; Enyiuzo Ventures Limited; Quill Ponte Nigeria Limited; Royal Diadem Business Logistics Limited; Status Symbols Rental Limited; Status Symbols Fashion Limited and Status Travel & Tours Limited.
In addition, 22 accounts in various banks purportedly used to launder the stolen funds were frozen.