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EFCC sued over extra-judicial detention

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A Lagos-based businessman, Emuobosa Nelson Omo-ode, has filed a notice for committal of extra judicial detention against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at an Igbosere magistrate court, Lagos.

The applicant said he was arrested after the EFCC stormed his premises on July 18, 2019. He also alleged that officials of the Commission confiscated some of his possessions in the process.

He alleged that the EFCC granted him administrative bail but refused to allow him perfect his bail.

According to him, the anti graft agency instead proceeded to the Magistrates’ Court of Lagos on August 1, 2019 to obtain a remand order, to keep him for 30 days.

The applicant said he applied to the same Magistrates’ Court for bail on August 9, 2019, and it was granted to him, he perfected the bail, but that the EFCC refused to let him go even after receiving the warrant dated August 14, 2019.

However, the EFCC have since proceeded to prefer information against the applicant at the High Court of Lagos State, Ikeja.


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