A high court in Abuja has ordered a civil servant, Ibrahim Tumsah to temporarily forfeit 86 vehicles, four houses and a quarry to the federal government.

Tumsah is the Director of Finance and Account in the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing.

Detectives say all 86 vehicles, 23 of which were said to be armoured, linked to him, are brand new.

Two of the four houses are located in Wuse II, one in Wuse Zone 7, and the other in Jabi, all in Abuja.

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Eight containers with household items in them, were also seized from Tumsah and his brother Tijani.

According to Punch, Justice Muawiyah Idris of the FCT High Court made the interim forfeiture orders on December 6, 2017.

The judge made the orders following an ex parte application filed on November 23, 2017, by the recently constituted Special Investigation Panel on the Recovery of Public Property on behalf of the Federal Government. 

The Okoi Obono-Obla-led panel had alleged that Tumsah, from whom the multi-million naira assets were seized, was merely on a monthly salary of less than N500,000, yet acquired all the assets between 2016 and 2017.

The case has been adjourned till March 6, 2018.

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