Former Accountant-General, Bello Fadile, who is an aide to the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has been ordered by a Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, to finally forfeit a sum of ₦775 million and some properties to the Federal Government.
The Court gave its verdict on Monday, November 21, 2022.
The property to be forfeited, according to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, include a building located at No. 8 Ajayi Crowther Street, Asokoro, Abuja and a Plot of land at Plot 1960 Cadastral Zone A05 Maitama District, FCT, Abuja.
While others are: a hotel that is under construction with generating set, located at Plot 621, Road 37, Gwarimpa, FCT, Abuja and a twin 4-bedroom duplex with guard quarters located at Plot 736, 7th Avenue Gwarimpa, FCT, Abuja.
The statement, which was signed by the commission’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, revealed that the money and properties were the product of illegal activities of Otunla and Col. Fadile.
In his statement, he disclosed that a sum of ₦775m was refunded by Otunla and Otunba Ade Adelakun (late) during the investigation; while the landed properties sought to be forfeited are “reasonably suspected to be proceeds of an unlawful activity received, retained, concealed and converted by the respondents from the office of the National Security Adviser to the President”.
He therefore said Justice Okorowo, while granting the final forfeiture, stated that the court was satisfied with the evidence before it and ordered the final forfeiture of the assets to the Federal Government of Nigeria.