A Federal High Court in Abuja had held that there was no case before it against Brig. General Jafaru Mohammed over an alleged money laundering forfeiture case brought against three companies.
Justice Nkeonye Maha made the pronouncement on February 14, while ordering the forfeiture of 28 properties linked to Marhaba Event Place Limited, Aflac Plastics Limited, and Atlasfield Integrated Limited
A statement from Atlasfield Integrated Limited, signed by the Secretary of the company, Mr G.O. Akpovwa said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had in an ex parte order of May 13, 2020, applied for an interim forfeiture of the properties for allegedly being proceeds of unlawful act.
In her ruling on the matter, Justice Nkeonye Maha stated: “I observed that the name of Gen. Jafaru Mohammed was never mentioned in the originating ex parte application. The respondent did not rebut this fact.”
The judge said the EFCC only mentioned Gen. Jafaru in its exhibit only in the counter affidavit to the respondent.
The affected parties have since appealed the judgement of the high court and filed a stay of execution dated February 28, 2022.
It is noteworthy that the companies are not only owned by Brig. Gen. Aminun-Kano Maude but with two other partners who are respected business moguls from both Kano and Nasarawa.