Suspected Bank Thief Forfeits Assets To Govt

The Federal High Court, Kano has granted an order for the forfeiture of the properties of one Yagana Ibrahim Bukar, a former account officer of an oil and gas company, which are alleged to be proceeds of crime.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, obtained the forfeiture order when the accused person refused to present herself for trial after being granted bail



    The assets include various sums of money stashed in three different bank accounts, a Honda Accord car with registration No. BD 496 NSR, a Toyota Matrix Car with registration No. FGE 122 AE and a Shop with goods situated at Badawa Layout, Kano.

    Bukar, who is also known as Aisha Shettima Noor, is being prosecuted on two separate criminal charges bordering on money laundering, stealing and obtaining by false pretense.

    She is alleged to have forged various personal and official documents which she used in withdrawing huge sums of money from an Azman Oil and Gas Limited account domiciled with one of the new generation banks in Kano, while being the Account Officer of the company in 2013.

    By the order dated October 3, 2014, the properties of the accused person are to be forfeited to the federal government.

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