A federal high court in Abuja has struck out charges of non-declaration of assets filed against Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, by the federal government.
The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) filed the suit against the senator in 2018.
The panel alleged Ekweremadu refused to declare his assets according to the procedures prescribed for public officers. It sought a temporary forfeiture of the alleged undeclared assets linked to the senator.
Twenty-two properties were reportedly traced to the former deputy senate president — nine in Nigeria, two in the UK, eight in Dubai and three in the US.
But Ekweremadu had described the suit as “laughable and malicious”, saying he is not obligated by law to declare his assets to the pane