The embattled former deputy senate president, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, currently in the United Kingdom’s custody, has faced another challenge.
On Friday, November 4, a federal high court sitting in Abuja ordered a temporary forfeiture of 40 landed properties belonging to the senator.
Justice Inyang Ekwo, gave the order following an ex-parte motion moved by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Inyang Ekwo ordered the commission to publish the interim forfeiture of the Enugu-born politician in a national daily between 7 days from the date the order was issued.
The judge said anybody interested in the properties under the interim forfeiture order to indicate within 14 days of the publication of the order.
The court, however, adjourned the case till December 5, 2022, to hear from any public member who indicated an interest in the properties.
It is Recalled that Ekweremadu and his wife are currently facing trial in the UK over alleged organ harvest while their daughter is being diagnosed with kidney problems.