Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has reacted to Federal government’s plan to seize his properties, saying he has no asset to be forfeited to the federal government as he has declared all his assets with the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) as required by law.
He communicated this via a statement released by his Special Adviser (Media), Mr. Uche Anichukwu.
Federal Government had asked the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday to freeze undeclared assets that were traced to Senator Ike Ekweremadu.
Thirteen properties were reportedly traced to Ekweremadu; nine are in Nigeria, two in the UK, eight in Dubai and three are in the US.
Following the purported discovery, TheCable reported that Abubakar Malami, attorney general of the Federation (AGF), had filed a false declaration of assets charge against Ekweremadu before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
Senator Ekweremadu is said to have failed to disclose the foreign assets in his declarations to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).
According to the statement by his media aide: “The attention of the Office of the Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, has been drawn to a Motion Exparte filed by Festus Keyamo Chambers on behalf of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property.
“The motion is for an order to temporarily forfeit assets it claimed the senator did not declare with the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).
“The so-called panel sought and obtained his Assets Declaration Forms, but could not look at them since it is clearly out on a vendetta and smear campaign.
“Again, Sen. Ekweremadu wishes to assure all his supporters and well-wishers that there is nothing to worry about.”