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A business woman, Amaba Sam-Ogbuku, on Tuesday, appeared before an Abuja Federal High Court to lay claim to one of the houses which the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission seized from a former governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipreye Sylva.
Sam-Ogbuku, who applied to be joined in the matter, told the court that she was the owner of the property on No. 1, Mubi Close, Plot 766, Cadastral Zone A01, Garki 1, Abuja, which the EFCC listed as one of the property it seized from Sylva.

The Abuja FHC, presided over by Justice A. R. Mohammed, had on December 21, 2012, granted an interim order which empowered the EFCC to take possession of about 48 houses alleged to be owned by the former governor.
Sylva had denied ownership of some of the property which the anti-graft agency said belonged to him.
She prayed the court to join her as the 2nd respondent in the suit (Sylva is 1st respondent), and to also discountenance the ex parte motion brought by the EFCC, through which the anti-graft agency seized the property.

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