The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, on Wednesday, secured an order from the Federal High Court in Lagos, for the final forfeiture of 111 vehicles and motorcycles abandoned by alleged drug dealers.
The court also granted an order directing the agency to sell the forfeited vehicles and make payment of the proceeds to the Federal Government.
Justice Ayokunle Faji granted the orders after listening to the submissions of the NDLEA’s counsel, Abu Ibrahim.
He further stated that the request was under Sections 10 (1), (2)(3), 11, 13, 17 (1)(4) of the Proceeds of Crime (Recovery And Management) Act, 2022, and under the court’s inherent jurisdiction, and under Section 6 (6) (a) of the 1999 Constitution.
The NDLEA lawyer also told the court that the grounds for the final forfeiture of the vehicles included that no one had indicated an interest in any of the vehicles and that they were now at various degrees of deterioration.