The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says Adenike Ishola, a deputy commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), will forfeit an estate for alleged fraud.
In a statement on Monday, the commission said it secured a court order to seize Ishola’s properties, which include an estate with 60 houses, traced to her at Sabon Lugbe, Abuja.
The ICPC said the order for the interim forfeiture of the assets was made by Okon-Abang, a judge of the federal high court in Abuja.
Ishola, in the course of the trial, was said to have jumped bail and fled the country.
“In its sustained determination to recover assets acquired with the proceeds of crime by corrupt persons, the ICPC has secured an interim forfeiture order on two assets located at Sabon Lugbe, Abuja,” the ICPC said.
“Following a motion of ex parte filed by counsel for the ICPC, John Okwor, Justice Okon-Abang of the Federal High Court 6, sitting in Abuja granted the order against the assets linked to an erstwhile staff of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ms Adenike Ishola, and her company, Faith Winners Properties Nigeria Ltd.
“The properties include an estate of 60 buildings at Plot No. MF1296 (10.9ha), Sabon Lugbe South-West Extension (Goza Airport Road), Abuja, and property at Plot No.ED1295 (9.6ha), located at Sabon Lugbe South-West Extension (Goza Airport Road), Abuja.
“Ishola, a Deputy Commandant, and her company are standing trial before the Federal Capital Territory High Court in charge No FCT/HC/CR/101/2013 for using her company to hoodwink unsuspecting members of the public into subscribing for allocation in a proposed housing estate while passing off the said estate project as collaboration with her employer. In the course of the trial, Ishola jumped bail, and available information indicates that she is out of the country.”