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Buhari, AGF ask court to dismiss suits seeking Magu’s sacking.

Oct 16 2017
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Buhari, AGF ask court to dismiss suits seeking Magu’s sacking.  Punch Online 

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), have asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to strike out all suits seeking the removal of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrhim Magu, from office.


“This honourable court cannot invoke its judicial powers under Section 6(6) (b) (of the Constitution) to hear and determine this case,” the President and the AGF stated in a preliminary objection challenging the competence of a suit seeking Magu’s removal from office.


The AGF took the legal position backing Magu’s appointment despite the reported strained relationship between the minister and the acting EFCC chairman.  Read more


Akpobolokemi has case to answer over alleged N2.6bn fraud, court rules.  Guardian Online   

A Federal High Court Lagos, on Monday, overruled a no case submission by former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi, charged with N2.6 billion fraud.


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had on Dec. 4, 2015, arraigned Akpobolokemi alongside five others, for allegedly diverting N2.6 billion from the coffers of NIMASA between December 2013 and May 2015.


EFCC claimed the funds were approved by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan for the implementation of a security project. Also charged along with Akpobolokemi are: Ezekiel Agaba, Ekene Nwakuche, Governor Juan, Blockz and Stonz Ltd and Al-Kenzo Logistic Ltd.  Read more

Last changed: Oct 16 2017 at 3:29 PM