The Federal High Court in Gusau, Zamfara State has ordered the police and other security agencies to produce 40 exotic cars seized from the former Governor of the state, Bello Mohammed Matawalle.
Recall that security operatives raided Matawalle’s residence on June 9, 2023, where they reportedly recovered many properties including some exotic cars numbering over forty.
In an ex parte ruling on Thursday, Justice Aminu Bappa Aliyu of the state’s Federal High Court, directed the officers of the security agencies involved in the raid of Matawalle’s residences in Gusau and Maradun, to within 48 hours produce a comprehensive inventory of all vehicles and personal property of the former governor and his family members taken away.
The immediate past governor of Zamfara State brought the motion against the police, the Inspector General of Police, the Commissioner of Police, Zamfara State; State Security Service (SSS), Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), and Attorney General of the Federation.
The court on Thursday ordered the mentioned security agencies to produce and domicile the property within the premises of the court, “and under the control of the Deputy Chief Registrar, Federal High Court, Gusau Judicial Division, pending determination of the applicant’s substantive originating motion in this matter.”
The case was adjourned to June 28 for a hearing.