The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized a property belonging to former governor of Bauchi State, Isa Yuguda.
Justice J. T. Tshoho of a Federal High Court in Abuja had few weeks ago ordered for the interim forfeiture of Yuguda’s property.
The property located at No 184 Attahiru Bafarawa Close, beside Fariah suites, old GRA, Bauchi, Bauchi State is now currently in the custody of the anti-graft agency, pending the conclusion of investigation against him.
The current governor of Bauchi State, Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar, had accused Yuguda of withdrawing N1bn from one of the state’s accounts in a one day.
A panel set up by Bauchi State Government to carry out a forensic audit of all major contracts awarded from June 2007 to May 2015 in the Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board, Ministries of Local Government Affairs, Bauchi Specialists Hospital and other MDAs subsequently asked former Governor, Isa Yuguda to account for over N212bn.
The Bauchi State Lands Registry is expected to furnish the EFCC with copies of all documents, including building plan, approval in respect of the property.