Court sends EFCC chairman to Kuje prison, gives marching order to IGP
- The Kogi state high court has ordered the IGP to arrest and detain the chairman of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, in Kuje prison for 14 days
- Bawa was said to have disobeyed the court order that asked him to provide an application in the case of Ali Bello
- Bello has dragged the anti-graft agency boss before the court over the claim that he was illegally arrested and detained by the EFCC
Lokoja, Kogi – Abdulrasheed Bawa, the chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has been ordered to be remanded at Kuje correctional prison over disobedience to a court order.
According to Daily Independent, the Inspector-General of Police also received an order to effect the arrest of Bawa and remand him in the prison for the next 14 days until he clears himself of the court contempt.
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In his ruling on Monday, February 6, Justice R.O. Ayoola of the Kogi state high court granted the application for committal to prison of the anti-graft agency over disobedience to a court order.
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The order was said to have been given in November 2022 when Bawa was directed to produce the application in the case of Ali Bello.
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Ali Bello was said to have filed a suit against the EFCC boss before the court over his illegal arrest and detainment and the court ruled in his favour.
However, it was reported that the anti-graft commission will arraign Bello for money laundering in 3 days time after the judgment.
The application of the EFCC to set aside and stay the execution of the judgment was rejected by the court over lack of merit.
Magistrate receives query for issuing warrant of arrest for PDP governorship candidate
Legit.ng earlier reported that a chief magistrate, Emmanuel Iyanna, has been queried by the chief judge of the Abuja federal high court.
The chief magistrate was queried over the warrant of arrest he issued on Umo Eno, the PDP governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom state.
The PDP candidate has sent a petition through his legal team headed by Samuel Ikpo against Iyanna, claiming that the warrant was irregular and illegal.