Nigeria: ICPC seizes 12 landed properties from construction firm Director
London, Feb. 28, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Director of a top Nigeria construction firm, Blaid Construction Ltd, Mrs Ochuko Momoh, has had her 12 landed properties, suspected to have been acquired through dubious means seized by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission pursuant to its powers contained in Section 45 (4) a (c) of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act 2000, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) seized.
The properties, located in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja according to the commission spokesperson, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, are under the scrutiny of the Commission in respect of an on-going investigation.
She gave the properties and their locations as: Two duplexes located at No. 14A, Lungu Crescent, Wuse 2 and No. 6 Casamance Street, Wuse Zone 3, respectively; a mansion situated at No. 16 River Niger Street, Maitama; a bungalow at No. 35, Abidjan Street, Wuse Zone 3; two uncompleted residential estates located at Plot 618 Mabushi (B06) and Plot 1468 Katampe District, respectively.
Others are: Terrace duplexes on Plots No. 21, 22, 23 and 26, Olympia Estate, Kaura District; a shopping complex on Plot 27, Waziri Ibrahim Waziri Crescent, Apo District; three vacant pieces of land located at Plot No. 1824, No. 1827 and No. 2017 Katampe District and a block of six apartments on Plot 799, Ebitu Ukiwe street, Utako.
The seizure carried out after an intelligence-led investigation was based on the opinion of the Commission that the properties owned by Mrs. Momoh and her firm “are excessive, having regard to their past and present emoluments and all other circumstances”, Okoduwa said.
The Commission, she said will issue public notices of the seizure and shall cause them to be served on the appropriate land registries and Ministries and Departments where these properties are situated as required by law.