A Federal High Court in Abuja recently ordered an interim forfeiture of properties belonging to the lawmaker representing Delta North senatorial district, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi.
Justice Taiwo O. Taiwo in the suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/1127/18 ordered an interim forfeiture of 14 properties and 22 bank accounts linked to the senator to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The case filed by the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property on behalf of the Federal Government, also placed a post-no-debit order on 22 bank accounts linked to Nwaoboshi.
In his political career, Nwaoboshi served as a commissioner in Delta State, from 2000 to 2006. He served also as a senator from 2015 to 2019.
In the 2019 election, Nwaoboshi contested and won but the primary election that produced him was voided by an Abuja court.
Justice A. R Mohammed ruled that from all available evidence before the court, Ned Nwoko convincingly won the Delta North PDP senatorial primary election held on 2nd, October 2018.
The judge had nullified the election and declared Ned Nwoko winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Delta North senatorial primary.
The 14 properties seized are Sulmming Electrical Company (RC 1090069) located at Asagba, along Asaba Airport Road, Asaba Delta State; PON filling station along Asaba Airport Road, Asaba Delta State; and a multibillion-naira estate under construction at Maryam Babangida Road Asaba Delta State.
They also include Cartage Cinema located at Okpanan Road beside Rain Oil Petrol Station Asaba, Delta State; Newbrige filling Station along Airport Road, Warri, Delta State; Plot on C of O No. 16800; Plot on C of O No. 16711; Plot on C of O No. 13988; A house at No. 8 Monu Olarewaju Crescent, GRA Asaba, Delta State; and a multimillion-naira building located at No. 41 Burma Road, Apapa, Lagos.
Others are House No. 25, 6932 Road, Adban Estate GwarInpa, Abuja; Guinea House No. 27 Marina Road, Apapa, Lagos; Plot 30118, Kuranakh Close, Maitama, FCT-Abuja; and Ceedeez School Hall Airport Road Asaba, Delta State.
The 22 bank account numbers forfeited by the court include Zenith Bank, Hon. (Barr) Peter Nwaoboshi, 1004803190; Zenith Bank, Suiming Electricals Ltd PVC Accounts 5070338114; Zenith Bank, 5070180818; Zenith Bank, Suiming Electricals Ltd PVC Accounts 1013562244; Zenith Bank ,Bilderberg Enterprises Nig. Ltd. 1011757055; Zenith Bank, Suiming Electricals Ltd PVC Accounts, 1013769545; and Zenith Bank, Hon. (Barr) Peter Nwaoboshi, 5070444123; Zenith Bank, Hon. (Barr) Peter Nwaoboshi, 5060121380; Access Bank, Nwaoboshi Peter, 0035155779.
Others are Access Bank, Nwaoboshi Peter, 0737844207; Access Bank, Nwaoboshi Peter, 0737844221; Access Bank, Nwaoboshi Peter, 0737844362, Access Bank, Nwaoboshi Peter, 0737844300; UBA Obi Francis Nwaoboshi Foundation, 1020389229; UBA, Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi 1019061109; UBA, Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi, 3002183861; UBA, Sen. Peter Nwaoboshi, 2082824385; Sterling, Builderberg Enterprise Nig Ltd, 0006437276; Sterling, Builderberg Enterprise Nig Ltd, 0007675273; Sterling, Peter Nwaoboshi, 0008600331; Sterling, Peter Nwaoboshi, 0006493689; Sterling, Peter Nwaoboshi, 0009972897.