Female Civil Defence commandant jumps bail as ICPC uncovers 60 buildings

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Following the uncovering of an estate of 60 buildings, a female Deputy Commander of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ms Adenike Ishola Bintu, has allegedly jumped bail.

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) said she fled to avoid trial.

The Nation reports that ICPC has secured an interim forfeiture order on two of her assets in Sabon Lugbe, Abuja.

A statement by ICPC spokesperson Mrs Rasheedat A. Okoduwa said the suspect was on trial before a High Court.

The statement said Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court granted the order against the assets linked to Ms Bintu and her company, Faith Winners Properties Nigeria Ltd.

“The properties include an estate of 60 buildings at Plot No. MF1296 (10.9ha), Sabon Lugbe South West Extension (Goza Airport Road), Abuja, and property at Plot No. ED1295 (9.6ha) located at Sabon Lugbe South West Extension (Goza Airport Road), Abuja.

“Ms Bintu, a Deputy Commandant, and her company are standing trial before the Federal Capital Territory High Court in CHARGE NO: FCT/HC/CR/101/2013 for using her company to hoodwink unsuspecting members of the public into subscribing for allocation in a proposed housing estate while passing off the said estate project as a collaboration with her employer.

“In the course of the trial, Bintu jumped bail, and available information indicates that she is out of the country.”

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