Court commits EFCC chairman to prison over contempt

Court commits EFCC chairman to prison over contempt - nigerian newspapers headlines today

Justice Chizoba Oji of the FCT High Court has ordered the committal of the chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, to prison over contempt.

The adjudicator additionally coordinated the Monitor General of Police, Usman Baba, to guarantee the committal request was executed.

Mr Oji provided the request dated October 28, an ensured genuine duplicate (CTC) of which was made accessible to columnists in Abuja.

Air Bad habit Marshal (AVM) Rufus Adeniyi Ojuawo had brought a movement against the national government, stamped FCT/HC/M/52/2021, in the suit with the number FCT/HC/CR/184/2016.

Mr Ojuawo, through his direction, R.N. Ojabo, looked for a request to commit the executive of EFCC to jail for the organization’s rebellion and proceeded with noncompliance of the request for the court made on November 21, 2018.

The court held that having thought about the movement on notice and the testimony in help, as well as the counter sworn statement recorded by the respondent and the entries of EFCC counsel Francis Jirbo;

“It is thusly requested as follows that the executive, Monetary and Monetary Violations Commission is in hatred of the sets of this respectable court made on November 21, 2018, coordinating the EFCC to get back to the candidate his Reach Wanderer (Super Charge) SUV and the amount of N40,000,000.00 (Forty Million Naira).

“That having proceeded to wilfully in rebellion to the request for this court, that he be focused on jail at Kuje Restorative Place for his defiance, and proceeded with noncompliance assuming the expressed request of court made on November 21, 2018, until he cleanses himself of the hatred.

“That the Controller General of Police will guarantee that the request for this respectable court is executed forthwith.”

Mr Ojuawo, a previous Head of Exhibition, Nigeria Flying corps (NAF), was, on November 21, 2018, released and vindicated by Equity Muawiyah Baba Idris, sitting at Nyanya, Abuja.

He was summoned on a two-include charge verging on satisfaction in the suit checked FCT/HC/CV/184/2016, brought against him by the EFCC.

The one-time NAF head of tasks was blamed for corruptly getting satisfaction to the tune of N40 million and a Reach Wanderer Game (Supercharged) from one Hima Aboubakar of Societe D’Equipment Internationaux Nigeria Restricted. He argued not liable.

As indicated by the counter unite organization, the offense was in opposition to area 17(a) of the Bad Practices and Other Related Offenses Act, 2000 and culpable under Segment 17(c) of a similar demonstration.

Equity Idris held that EFCC neglected to call Ms Aboubakar, who he depicted as a crucial and material observer to its case, it was deadly to say that this.

He further held that the indictment documented no charge against Ms Aboubakar, who purportedly gave the N40 million satisfaction.

He, consequently, held that for its inability to call Ms Aboubakar, the indictment neglected to demonstrate the two-count charge as a detriment to Mr Ojuawo.

While releasing and absolving the respondent, the appointed authority requested the N40 million and the Reach Wanderer vehicle to be paid and gotten back to him right away.

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