Money laundering : Court freezes Mike Ozekhome’s account

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An account belonging to a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Chief Mike Ozhekome, domiciled in Guaranty Trust Bank, containing the sum of N75million was Tuesday frozen by Justice Abdul-Azeez Anka of a Federal High Court in Lagos.

The freezing order was sequel to the granting of an ex-parte application filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking for the attachment of the account on the ground that the sum of N75million deposited in it on December 15, 2016, was suspected to be proceeds of crime.

Arguing the ex-parte application, EFCC’s lawyer, Idris Abdulahi Mohammed, while asking for a 120-day freezing of the said account to allow for thorough investigation on it, informed the court that the motion was brought pursuant to Section 29 of the EFCC Act.

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Attached to the application were three exhibits marked 01, 02 and 03 along with an affidavit of urgency sworn to by an officer of the agency, Tosin Owobo.

Justice Anka while granting the request disclosed that any party that is not satisfied with the ruling can appeal.

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