Officials from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission came to mark properties confiscated from Brig. Gen Jafaru Mohammed, the Director of Finance and Administration at the Office of the National Security Adviser, on Wednesday, and soldiers threatened to shoot them.
On March 11, 2021, the EFCC got an interim forfeiture order from a Federal High Court in Abuja and proceeded to seize eight properties belonging to the NSA’ s aide.
After a team of EFCC officials began painting General Mohammed’ s building on 52 Main Street, Sun City, in red paint, armed soldiers arrived in a white Hilux marked GWA481EA and chased the EFCC officials away, according to our correspondent who visited Sun City in the Lokogoma area of Abuja on Wednesday.
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The soldiers quickly cleaned off the markings that read, ‘ EFCC Under Investigation, Keep Off! ” with a bucket of water and soap.
Soldiers were on patrol to prevent EFCC inspectors from marking other homes linked to the general, according to our correspondent who visited them.
In litigation titled FHC/ABJ/CS/007/2021, Justice Folashade Ogunbanjo ordered the interim confiscation of eight assets belonging to General Mohammed, a trusted adviser of the NSA, Major General Babagana Moguno (retd. ).
Mohammed is being investigated as part of an A house at 7 God’ s Own Estate, Road 1, Wamba District, a fenced property at 1 Jubril Aminu Crescent, Katampe Extension, and a parcel at Kubwa Express Road right across from Abuja Model City Gate were among the other properties damaged. Block SD 22, Road 5, Kabusa Garden Estate, Abuja; and Block SD 22, Road 5, Kabusa Garden Estate, Abuja. Plot 15, 21st Crescent, Second Avenue, Gwarinpa, 3 Liverpool Close, Sun City Estate, and 25 Osaka Street, Sun City; and Block SD 22, Road 5, Kabusa Garden Estate, Abuja.
According to the report, this isn’ t the first time EFCC agents have been attacked for attempting to enforce court orders.
Masked operatives linked to Ekpenyong Ita, a former Director- General of the Department of State Services, thwarted EFCC agents from arresting him in November 2017 and threatened to shoot journalists who attempted to picture him.
Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, the EFCC’ s spokesman, claimed he was unaware but promised to call back.