Former Group Managing Director,GMD, of the National Nigerian Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Andrew Yakubu has dragged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, before a Federal High Court sitting in Kano over the forfeiture of $9.8m, £74,000 seized from him.
Justice Zainab Bage Abubakar of the federal high court Kano, had ordered that the $9.8 million and 74,000 pounds recovered from Yakubu be forfeited to the federal government.
EFCC had discovered the $9.8m, £74,000 cash haul in a fire proof safe in a building linked to the former NNPC boss in Kaduna.
Counsel to Yakubu, Ahmed Raji, who confirmed the development said his client was seeking redress over the forfeiture order.
Speaking through Barrister Abdulkarim Kabiru Maude, Raji said the suit against the anti-graft agency was seeking the court to vacate the forfeiture order earlier granted by Justice Zainab, DAILY TRUST reports.
According to the report, spokesperson for the Kano Zonal office of the EFCC, Idris Nadabo confirmed the development saying the case is coming up on the 7th March, 2017 at the Federal High court sitting at Court road, Kano.