Court orders police to produce properties seized from former Governor Matawalle
The police and others have been ordered by a Federal High Court sitting in Gusau, Zamfara State’s capital to produce properties seized from a former Governor of the state, Bello Mohammed Matawalle.
Recall that the police raided Matawalle’s residences on June 9 and seized property including many cars.
Justice Aminu Bappa Aliyu who ruled on an ex parte motion filed by Matawalle against the police, the Inspector General of Police, the Commissioner of Police, Zamfara State; State Security Service (SSS), Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), and Attorney General of the Federation, directed the officers of the security agencies involved in the raid of Matawalle’s residences in Gusau and Maradun to within 48 hours produce a comprehensive inventory of all vehicles and personal property of the former governor and his family members taken away.
They are to domicile the properties within the premises of the court, “and under the control of the Deputy Chief Registrar, Federal High Court, Gusau Judicial Division, pending determination of the applicant’s substantive originating motion in this matter.”
The case was adjourned to June 28 for hearing