FG publishes name of dead Judge on travel ban list.

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The Federal Government has published the name of a dead Judge on its travel ban list.

The government, on Saturday, October 13, 2018, announced that 50 high profile Nigerians have been banned from travelling abroad.

According to the presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, the move is in-line with the government’s resolve to fully implement Executive Order Number 6.

The order mandates the forfeiture of all assets as proceeds of corruption pending the final determination by court.

The Cable reports the name of a former chief judge of Enugu state, late Innocent Umezulike was published by the government.

The Executive Order was signed by President Buhari on July 5, 2018, while Umezulike died in June.

Umezulike, a renowned Professor of Land and Property Law, died in a London hospital on June 26. He was recommended for compulsory retirement by the National Judicial Council in 2016 following petitions against him by an Enugu-based lawyer.

He was later dragged to High Courts in Enugu and Port Harcourt by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and his bank accounts frozen over some of the allegations that brought about his forced exit from the Bench.

Also on the list of those barred from travelling out of the country under Executive Order 6 (EO6) issued yesterday by President Muhammadu Buhari are former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd), 13 former governors and seven ex- ministers.

 

 

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