PDP gubernatorial candidate in Doom as court orders forfeiture of his assets to FG

  • Niger State PDP Gubernatorial Candidate Liman Kantigi has been ordered to confiscate his property at House No. 10 Kinshasa Street, Zone 6 Wuse, Abuja from the Federal Government
  • Chado-Kantigi, in an appeal, claimed ownership of the property which was linked to PDP gubernatorial candidate Liman Kantigi.
  • But the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja dismissed the appeal and ordered the PDP stalwart to permanently confiscate the property from the federal government.

FCT, Abuja- An appeals court in Abuja has ordered the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for governor in Niger State, Liman Kantigi, to permanently relinquish some of his properties to the federal government.

The development was confirmed in a statement by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a statement on Thursday, November 3, the Daily Nigerian reported.

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Court orders PDP aspirant guber to permanently confiscate his Abuja property from the Federal Government Photo credit: PDP
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The anti-corruption agency said the order was issued after an appeal was lodged by Baba Chado-Kantigi, who claimed ownership of house No. 10 Kinshasa Street, Wuse 6 Zone, Abuja.

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Chado-Kantigi, in the appeal, claimed ownership of the property which was linked to PDP gubernatorial candidate Liman Kantigi.

Kantigi was a former Niger state commissioner in charge of local government and chiefdom affairs during the administration of former governor Babangida Aliyu.

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Judge Bature Gafar in his judgment, while delivering judgment, dismissed the appeal and ordered that the property be permanently forfeited to the federal government.

The statement reads in part:

“The EFCC had, in 2017, confiscated certain properties linked to Kantigi based on intelligence linking him to money laundering and fraudulent acquisition of assets.

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Judge Inyang Ekwo, in his judgment, also ordered that the EFCC publish the properties in any Nigerian daily newspaper within 7 days of the issuance of the order.

The court also ordered that any member of the public interested in the properties express their interest within 14 days of publication and explain to the court why the properties should not be permanently forfeited,