A Federal High Court Sitting in Lagos has frozen a bank account belonging to the Lagos State Government Number Plate Production Authority.
The account was frozen over an alleged N3 billion fraud by officials of the agency.
Justice Mohammed Idris made the freezing order on Monday following an ex parte application by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The judge said the account would remain frozen pending the conclusion of EFCC’s investigation into the alleged N3 billion fraud.
The freezing order also affected 32 other bank accounts belonging to companies, which were allegedly used to divert the N3 billion from the Lagos State Government Number Plate Production Authority.
In an affidavit attached to the ex parte application, the EFCC said its preliminary investigation revealed that the funds were diverted while Folorunsho Coker was the Managing Director of the Lagos State Government Number Plate Production Authority.
The companies whose accounts were also frozen include a law firm, Rimi and Partners, which, the EFCC said, has Coker’s wife, Mrs. Aisha Rimi, as the sole proprietor.
Others companies whose accounts were frozen are Ekosina Investment Limited; SW Properties Limited; Imira Trade and Global Services Limited; Lofty Investment Nigeria Limited; Pure Technical Services Limited; and Cablepoint Limited.