A courtroom has ordered the freeze of the Nigerian financial institution accounts of Abidemi Rufai in addition to the seizure of his Lekki residence in Lagos.
A Federal Excessive Courtroom in Lagos directed the interim forfeiture funds and properties traced to him.
The belongings embody Home 11, Omodayo Awotuga Avenue, Bera Property, Chevy View in Lekki, and funds in his accounts with two new era banks.
Justice Tijjani Ringim made the order sequel to an ex parte movement filed and argued by Financial and Monetary Crimes (EFCC) counsel, Ebuka Okongwu.
Joined within the go well with as 1st and third respondents are Rufai and his agency, Omo Mayodele World Funding.
Okongwu informed the courtroom that it was vital to forestall additional dissipation of the defendants’ funds.
The lawyer tendered an affidavit sworn to by an EFCC investigator, Usman Abdulhamid, containing particulars of Rufai’s probe together with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The defendant already dissipated a suspicious N29.37million in tranches of N5,000,000, N5,000,000, N2,730,000, N1,100,000, N2,040,000, N2,000,000, N2,000,000 and N5,000,000 in banks, Abdulhamid revealed.
Rufai has been in United States authorities custody since his arrest on Could 14, 2021, on the John F Kennedy Worldwide Airport in New York.
The defendant was charged with defrauding the Washington State Employment Safety Division of over $350,000.
Rufai allegedly boycotted the US information system utilizing 10 completely different emails in 14 days.
The act violates Title 18, United States Code, Part 1343 and Title 18, United States Code, Part 2.
The Nigerian is being prosecuted on the District Courtroom for the Western District of Washington
One of many prices stated at Olympia, throughout the Western District of Washington, and elsewhere, Rufai, a/okay/a Sandy Tang, “knowingly transferred, possessed, and used, with out lawful authority, technique of identification of different individuals, and did help and abet the identical”.
Rufai is accused of submitting claims to the Washington Employment Safety Division utilizing the names, dates of delivery, and Social Safety numbers of the individuals.
The offences are in relation to felonies listed in Title 18, United States Code, Part 1028A(c).