FORFEITURE OF ASSETS, ETC. (VALIDATION) ACT 1968

FORFEITURE OF ASSETS, ETC. (VALIDATION) ACT

1968

An Act to validate the forfeiture of certain properties and for matters connected therewith. [28th August, 1968]

 

1. (1) All orders specified in column 2 of Part A of the Schedule to this Act and made under the provisions of any enactment or other law (repealed by subsection (1) of section 14 of the Investigation of Assets (Public Officers and Other Persons) Act for the purpose of forfeiting the assets of, or adjudging liable to make reparation, any public officer or other person specified in column 1 of Part A of the Schedule to this Act, are hereby validated for all purposes with effect from their respective dates of commencement as specified in column 3 of that Part, and accordingly the said orders shall have effect by virtue of this Act as hereinbefore provided and the assets aforementioned shall be deemed to have been forfeited and the same may be disposed of or otherwise dealt with as provided in those orders.

(2) All orders in writing dated respectively as specified in column 2 Part B of the Schedule to this Act and made in respect of the public officers and other persons specified in column 1 of that Part, under subsection (1) of section 13 of the Public Officers and Other Persons (Investigation of Assets) Law, (repealed as mentioned in subsection (1) of this section) for the purpose of prohibiting dispositions of, or other dealings with, the properties of the said public officers and other persons, except to the extent and in the manner specified in the said orders, are hereby validated for all purposes with effect from the respective dates of the making thereof.

(3) All other orders, notices or documents made or given or other things whatsoever done under the provisions of any enactment or other law repealed as mentioned in subsection (1) of this section, are hereby validated for all purposes with effect from the dates on which the same were made, given or done respectively.

Validation of forfeiture orders, etc., made under laws repealed by 1968 No.37.
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2. (1) For the avoidance of doubt, it is hereby declared that the validity of any order, notice or document made or given or purported to be made or given or of any other thing whatsoever done or purported to be done under the provisions of any enactment or law repealed as mentioned in subsection (1) of section of this Act or the circumstances under which the same has been so made, given or done, shall not be inquired into in any court of law, and accordingly nothing in the provisions of Chapter IV of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria shall apply in relation to any matter arising from this Act or from any enactment or other law repealed as aforesaid.

(2) Where immediately before the date of commencement of this Act any proceedings in any court of first instance or on appeal from such court are pending or any right to bring such proceedings has accrued in respect of any matter as to the validity of which courts are precluded from inquiring by subsection (1) of this section, the proceedings or right as aforesaid shall abate as from the date of commencement of this Act.

Exclusion of jurisdiction of courts and abatement of pending proceedings.
3. (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires- “public officer” has the same meaning as in subsection (1) of section 13 of the Investigation of Assets (Public Officers and Other Persons) Act.

(2) Subject to the provisions of this Act, this Act shall be read and construed as one with the Investigation of Assets (Public Officers and Other Persons) Act and accordingly, the provisions of the last mentioned Act shall, with necessary modifications and adaptations, apply with respect to orders, notices, documents, and other things whatsoever validated by this Act.

(3) The provisions of this Act shall have effect notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any decision, determination, judgment or order of any court made or given before the date of commencement of this Act.

Interpretation, etc.
4. This Act may be cited as the Forfeiture of Assets, etc. (Validation) Act and shall have effect throughout the Federation.Short title and extent.

SCHEDULE

PART A Section 1(1)

PARTICULARS OF FORFEITURE ORDERS, ETC. VALIDATED

Persons whose assets are forfeited or adjudged liable to make reparationTitles of OrdersDates of commencement and validity
1. CHIEF A. B. BELLOThe Public Officers and Other Persons (Forfeiture of Assets) Order, 1967, W.S.L.N.99 of 19671st December
1967
2. MR S. L. FAJINMIThe Public Officers and Other Persons (Forfeiture of Assets) Order,
1967, W.S.L.N. 99 of 1967 as amended by the Public Officers and Other Persons (Forfeiture of Assets) (Amendment) Order 1968, W.S.L.N. 20 of 1968
1st December
1967
3. CHIEF S. A. TINUBUThe Public Officers and Other Persons (Forfeiture of Assets) Order,1967, W.S.L.N. of 99 of 19671st December
1967
4. (a) EMMANUEL

O.LAKANMI

(b) MOJOYINOLA OKE

The Public Officers and Other Persons (Forfeiture of Assets) Order, 1967, W.S.L.N. 99 of 19671st December
1967
5. (a) OBA CLAUDIUS
DOSA AKRAN and also-

(i) EMILY GBEWA (his wife otherwiseknown as E. S AKRAN)

(ii) SONATE AKRAN

(iii) DEHUMO AKRAN

(iv) SENAMI AKRAN

(v) NUMAWON AKRAN

(vi) JIWA AKRAN

(vii) GBEWA FARMING INDUSTRIES LTD.

(b) OBA CLAUDIUS DOSA AKRAN

The Public Officers and Other Persons(Forfeiture of Assets) Order,1967, W.S.L.N. 99 of 1967

The Public Officers and Other Persons (Forfeiture of Assets) (No.3)
Order, 1968, W.S.L.N. 35 of 1968 as amended by W.S.L.N. 80 of 1968

1st December
1967

25th April 1968

6. CHIEF JAMES OLADEJO ADIGUNThe Public Officers and Other Persons (Forfeiture of Assets) (No.2) Order, 1967, W.S.L.N. 109 of 196714th December 1967
7.PRINCE DANIEL

ADELEKE ADEMILUYI

The Public Officers and Other Persons (Forfeiture of Assets) (No.2) Order, 1968, W.S.L.N. 27 of 1968 as amended by W.S.L.N. 80 of 196828th March 1968
8. DR SANYA DOJO
ONABAMIRO
The Public Officers 18th June 1968 and Other Persons (Forfeiture of Assets) (No.4) Order, 1968, W.S.L.N. 53 of 1968 as amended by W.S.L.Ns. 64, 74 and 80 of 196818th June 1968
9. CHIEF ADEBIYI
OMOWONUOLA ADEYI
and also-

(i) ADEBIMPE OLAYEMI ADEYI

(ii) ADEOLA BOLAJI ADEYEMI

(iii) PROMPT DELIVERY SERVICE

The Public Officers and Other Persons (Forfeiture of Assets) (No.4) Order, 1968, W.S.L.N. 53 of 1968 as amended by W.S.L.Ns. 64 and 80 of 196818th June 1968
10. ALHADJI ZAIDI AYINDE ADEBAYO OPALEYEThe Public Officers and Other Persons (Forfeiture of Assets) (No.4) Order, 1968, W.S.L.N. 53 of 1968 as amended by W.S.L.Ns. 64 and 80 of 196818th June 1968
11. PRINCE DELPHUS ADEBAYO ODUBANJOThe Public Officers and Other Persons (Forfeiture of Assets) (No.4) Order, 1968, W.S.L.N. 53 of 1968 as amended by W.S.L.Ns. 64 and 80 of 196818th June 1968
12. MR ADEBAYO ADEYINKAThe Public Officers and Other Persons (Forfeiture of Assets) (No.4)
Order, 1968, W.S.L.N. 53 of 1968 as amended by W.S.L.Ns. 64 and 80 of 1968
18th June 1968
13. MR SUARAU SANNIThe Public Officers and Other Persons (Forfeiture of Assets) (No.4) Order, 1968, W.S.L.N 53 of 1968 as amended by W.S.L.Ns. 64 and 80 of 196818th June 1968
14. CHIEF MATTHEW ADEKOYA OKUPEThe Public Officers and Other Persons (Forfeiture of Assets) (No.4) Order, 1968, W.S.L.N. 53 of W.S.L.Ns. 64 and 80 of 1968.18th June 1968

PART B Section 1(2)

PARTICULARS OF VALIDATED ORDERS PROHIBITING DISPOSITIONS, ETC. OF PROPERTY

Persons in respect of whose properties ordersDates of orders
are made and validity

  1. CHIEF S. A. TINUBU ………………………………………. 21st July 1967
  2. MR S. L. FAJINMI …………………………………………… 21st July 1967
  3. (a) CHIEF AHMADU BANDELE BELLO …………………. 21st July 1967
    (b) MADAM SELIATU GBENLE (his mother)
  4. (a) OBA C. D. AKRAN………………………………………… 22nd August 1967
    (b) E. S. AKRAN (his wife) ……………………………………… 22nd August 1967
    (c) C. D. AKRAN (his son) ……………………………………… 22nd August 1967
    d) SONATE AKRAN (his daughter) ……………………………. 22nd August 1967
    e) SENAMI AKRAN (his daughter) ……………………………. 22nd August 1967
    GBEWA FARMING INDUSTRIES LTD ………………………… 22nd August 1967
  5. (a) E. O. LAKANMI …………………………………………….. 31st August 1967
    (b) KIKELOMOLAKANMI his daughter)
  6. CHIEF A. O. ADEYI ……………………………………………. 6th September 1967
  7. PRINCE D. A. ADEMILUYI…………………………………….. 6th September 1967
  8. DR S. D. ONBAMIRO…………………………………………… 29th September 1967
  9. CHIEF JAMES ADIGUN………………………………………… 13th October 1967

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