EFCC Seizes Ex-Chief of Naval Staff's Mansion In Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has seized a property allegedly belonging to the immediate past Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin.

A visit to the N600m property on Plot 2717 Cadastral Zone A06, Maitama, Abuja, confirmed that an inscription - “EFCC, Keep off!” - was written in red paint on its fence.

Jibrin and three others are standing trial for alleged diversion of N600m.

Apart from Jibrin, others arraigned with him are Rear Admiral Shehu Ahmadu (retd.), who was the Commander, Central Pay Office; and Rear Admiral Bala Mshelia (retd.), who is a former Chief of Naval Accounts and Budget.

The EFCC also arraigned a firm, Harbour Bay International Limited, which allegedly helped the accused persons to perpetrate the fraud.

According to The Punch, the ex-naval chiefs were arraigned before Justice A.S Umar of Abuja High Court sitting in Maitama, on a four-count charge bordering on criminal conspiracy.

The anti-graft agency accused the naval chiefs of buying the building from the account of Naval Engineering Services without the said purchase contract being captured in the budget.