Justice A.M. Liman of the Federal High Court sitting in Enugu, Enugu State has ordered an interim forfeiture of a sum of N50,000,000 contained in a Zenith Bank Plc account of a former Chief Judge of Enugu State, Justice Innocent Umezulike.
The order was made in response to a prayer of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) seeking the freezing, seizure and forfeiture of properties and assets linked to the former Chief Judge.
Umezulike is being investigated in connection with his alleged involvement in abuse of office and receiving gratification. Specifically, the former Chief Judge will be arraigned at a Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on a four-count charge bordering on false asset declarations.
Although the application for the arraignment has been filed before the court, no date has been fixed for the arraignment.