Court Freezes Ex-Chief Of Army Staff, Minimah’s Accounts
The total sum of N13,650,795,245 was allegedly diverted by the two suspects into the accounts of four other companies given by the EFCC as Gogori Bureau De Change, My Honey Oil Interbiz Limited, Gogori University Link Limited and M&M Babies Nigeria Limited.
Justice Gabriel Kolawole of a Federal High Court in Abuja, upon an ex parte application by the anti-graft agency, had, on June 30, 2017, ordered the freezing of Minimah’s account with the United Bank of Africa Plc and Stoke Synergy Nigeria Limited’s with Zenith Bank Plc.
The court’s order, according to the judge, will last for 90 days from June 30, when the ruling was delivered.
Justice Kolawole ordered the freezing of the two accounts “to aid the applicant (EFCC) in being able to conduct a thorough investigation into the financial dealings and transactions”.
A detective with the EFCC, Osas Azonabor, had supplied the facts of the case which formed the six grounds on which the commission’s lawyer, Andrew Akoja, based the two prayers.