Friday, April 23, 2021

You risk jail term, judge tells embattled EFCC boss


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An Abuja Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Mpape, has threatened to commit to imprisonment the embattled acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, for flouting a court order.

The EFCC had failed to comply with an order of court on December 1, discharging an expired remand warrant for a suspect, Na’im Lawal.


In a Notice of Consequences of Disobedience to Order of Court endorsed by Magistrate Okeagu Azubuike against Mr. Magu on Friday, the magistrate said the acting EFCC chairman would be guilty of contempt should he continue to disobey the order.

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“Take Notice that unless you obey the order of court contained in the ruling of the court discharging the expired remand warrant issued by the Honourable Court and ordering the release of the applicant to his freedom on the 1st of December, 2016, you will be guilty of contempt of court and will be liable to committal to prison.”

Mr. Lawal was arrested by EFCC operatives in Katsina  on October 14 on allegations of conspiracy, theft, money laundering and obtaining under false pretence.

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